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Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
Doris Emrick [em-rik] , 1905–1986, U.S. painter.
Fitzhugh [fits-hyoo or, often, -yoo, fits-hyoo or, often, -yoo] , 1835–1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry Lee; nephew of Robert E. Lee).
Francis Lightfoot [lahyt-foot] , 1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Richard H. Lee).
Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick) 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
Harper, born 1926, U.S. novelist.
Henry ("Light-Horse Harry") 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
Kuan Yew [kwahn yoo] , born 1923, Singapore political leader: prime minister 1959–90.
Manfred Bennington [man-frid] , ("Ellery Queen") 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
Richard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
Robert E(dward) 1807–70, U.S. soldier and educator: Confederate general in the American Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
Sir Sidney, 1859–1926, English biographer and critic.
Spike (Shelton Jackson Lee) born 1957, U.S. film director, screenwriter, and actor.
Tsung-Dao [dzoong-dou] , born 1926, Chinese physicist in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1957.
a town in W Massachusetts: resort.
a male or female given name.


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lee (liː)
1.  a sheltered part or side; the side away from the direction from which the wind is blowing
2.  nautical by the lee so that the wind is blowing on the wrong side of the sail
3.  nautical under the lee towards the lee
4.  (prenominal) nautical Compare weather on, at, or towards the side or part away from the wind: on a lee shore
[Old English hlēow shelter; related to Old Norse hle]

Lee1 (liː)
a river in SW Republic of Ireland, flowing east into Cork Harbour. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)

Lee2 (liː)
1.  Ang (æŋ). born 1954, Taiwanese film director; his films include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), and Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2.  Bruce, original name Lee Yuen Kam. 1940--73, US film actor and kung fu expert who starred in such films as Enter the Dragon (1973)
3.  Gypsy Rose, original name Rose Louise Hovick. 1914--70, US striptease and burlesque artiste, who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies (1936) and in films
4.  Laurie (ˈlɒrɪ). 1914--97, British poet and writer, best known for the autobiographical Cider with Rosie (1959)
5.  Richard Henry. 1732--94, American Revolutionary statesman, who moved the resolution in favour of American independence (1776)
6.  Robert E(dward). 1807--70, American general; commander-in- chief of the Confederate armies in the Civil War
7.  Spike, real name Shelton Jackson Lee. born 1957, US film director: his films include She's Gotta Have It (1985), Malcolm X (1992), and 25th Hour (2002)
8.  T(sung)-D(ao) (tsuːŋ daʊ). born 1926, US physicist, born in China. With Yang he disproved the principle that that parity is always conserved and shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1957

queen (kwiːn)
1.  a female sovereign who is the official ruler or head of state
2.  the wife or widow of a king
3.  a woman or a thing personified as a woman considered the best or most important of her kind: a beauty queen; the queen of ocean liners
4.  slang an effeminate male homosexual
5.  a.  the only fertile female in a colony of social insects, such as bees, ants, and termites, from the eggs of which the entire colony develops
 b.  (as modifier): a queen bee
6.  an adult female cat
7.  one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a queen
8.  a chess piece, theoretically the most powerful piece, able to move in a straight line in any direction or diagonally, over any number of squares
9.  chess to promote (a pawn) to a queen when it reaches the eighth rank
10.  (tr) to crown as queen
11.  informal (intr) (of a gay man) to flaunt one's homosexuality
12.  (intr) to reign as queen
13.  informal (often foll by over) queen it to behave in an overbearing manner
[Old English cwēn; related to Old Saxon quān wife, Old Norse kvæn, Gothic qēns wife]

Queen (kwiːn)
Ellery (ˈɛlərɪ). pseudonym of Frederic Dannay (1905--82) and Manfred B. Lee (1905--71), US co-authors of detective novels featuring a sleuth also called Ellery Queen

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Word Origin & History

O.E. cwen "queen, female ruler of a state, woman, wife," from P.Gmc. *kwoeniz, ablaut variant of *kwenon (source of quean), from PIE *gwen- "woman, wife" supposedly originally "honored woman" (cf. Greek gyné "a woman, a wife;" Gaelic span class="foreign">bean
"woman;" Skt. janis "a woman," gná "wife of a god, a goddess;" Avestan jainish "wife;" Armenian kin "woman;" O.C.S. zena, O.Pruss. genna "woman;" Goth. qino "a woman, wife; qéns "a queen"). English seems unique in I.E. in having a word for "queen" that is not a fem. derivative of the one for "king." The original sense seems to have been "wife," specialized by O.E. to "wife of a king." Used of chess piece from 1440, of playing card from 1575. Of bees from 1609 (until late 17c., they generally were thought to be kings; cf. "Henry V," I.ii). Meaning "male homosexual" (especially a feminine and ostentatious one) first recorded 1924; probably an alteration of quean in this sense. Queens, the New York borough, was named for Catherine of Braganza, queen of English King Charles II. Queen Anne first used 1878 for "style characteristic of the time of Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland," who reigned 1702-14.

O.E. hleo "shelter," from P.Gmc. *khlewo- (cf. O.N. hle, Dan. læ, Du. lij "lee, shelter"); no known cognates outside Gmc.; original sense uncertain and may have been "warm" (cf. Ger. lau "tepid," O.N. hly "shelter, warmth").
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Bible Dictionary

Queen definition

No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the "queen of Sheba." The wives of the kings of Israel are not so designated. In Ps. 45:9, the Hebrew for "queen" is not _malkah_, one actually ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but _shegal_, which simply means the king's wife. In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh's wife is called "the queen," but the Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah) is simply a title of honour, denoting a royal lady, used sometimes for "queen-mother" (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 15:16). In Cant. 6:8, 9, the king's wives are styled "queens" (Heb. melakhoth). In the New Testament we read of the "queen of the south", i.e., Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the "queen of the Ethiopians" (Acts 8:27), Candace.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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