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Meaning of LEES

Pronunciation:  leez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage

LEES is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: deposit, sediment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lees\ (l[=e]z), n. pl.
    Dregs. See 2d {Lee}.
  2. \Lees\ (l[=e]s), n.
    A leash. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. shemarim), from a word meaning to keep or preserve. It was applied to "lees" from the custom of allowing wine to stand on the lees that it might thereby be better preserved (Isa. 25:6). "Men settled on their lees" (Zeph. 1:12) are men "hardened or crusted." The image is derived from the crust formed at the bottom of wines long left undisturbed (Jer. 48:11). The effect of wealthy undisturbed ease on the ungodly is hardening. They become stupidly secure (comp. Ps. 55:19; Amos 6:1). To drink the lees (Ps. 75:8) denotes severe suffering.

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