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Webster 1913 Edition


Alee

A-lee′

,
adv.
[Pref.
a-
+
lee
.]
(Naut.)
On or toward the lee, or the side away from the wind; the opposite of aweather. The helm of a ship is alee when pressed close to the lee side.
Hard alee
, or
Luff alee
,
an order to put the helm to the lee side.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alee

ALEE'

,
adv.
[a or at and lee. See Lee.]
In seaman's language, on the side opposite to the wind, that is opposite to the side on which it strikes. The helm of a ship is alee, when pressed close to the see side.
Hard alee or luff alee, is an order to put the helm to the lee side.
Helm's alee, that is, the helm is alee, a notice given as an order to the seamen to cause the head-sails to shake in the wind, with a view to bring the ship about.

Definition 2022


alee

alee

See also: aleé

English

Adverb

alee (comparative more alee, superlative most alee)

  1. On the lee side of a ship; to leeward.

Alemannic German

Etymology

From French allez.

Pronunciation

  • (Zurich) IPA(key): /ɑle/

Interjection

alee

  1. come on, let's go
    • 1903, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      Was isch jetz für Zit? Scho drü? Alee, pressier, pressier.
      What time is it? Already three? Come on, hurry, hurry.

Italian

Noun

alee f

  1. plural of alea

Middle French

Noun

alee f (plural alees)

  1. passage; alley

Old French

Verb

alee f

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of aler

Noun

alee f (oblique plural alees, nominative singular alee, nominative plural alees)

  1. route
  2. departure

Descendants


Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from French allée.

Noun

alee f (plural alei)

  1. allée

Declension


Spanish

Verb

alee

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of alear.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of alear.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of alear.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of alear.