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Holland

[hol-uh nd] /ˈhɒl ənd/
noun
1.
John Philip, 1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
2.
Sir Sidney (George) 1893–1961, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1949–57.
3.
the Netherlands.
4.
a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
5.
a city in W Michigan.
6.
Textiles.
  1. a cotton cloth treated to produce an opaque finish, as for window shades.
  2. Holland finish.

Lee

[lee] /li/
noun
1.
Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S.
2.
Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
3.
Doris Emrick [em-rik] /ˈɛm rɪk/ (Show IPA), 1905–1986, U.S. painter.
4.
Fitzhugh
[fits-hyoo or, often, -yoo,, fits-hyoo or, often, -yoo] /ˈfɪtsˌhyu or, often, -ˌyu,, fɪtsˈhyu or, often, -ˈyu/ (Show IPA),
1835–1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry Lee; nephew of Robert E. Lee).
5.
Francis Lightfoot
[lahyt-foo t] /ˈlaɪtˌfʊt/ (Show IPA),
1734–97, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Richard H. Lee).
6.
Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick) 1914–70, U.S. entertainer.
7.
Harper, born 1926, U.S. novelist.
8.
Henry ("Light-Horse Harry") 1756–1818, American Revolutionary general (father of Robert E. Lee).
9.
Kuan Yew
[kwahn yoo] /kwɑn yu/ (Show IPA),
born 1923, Singapore political leader: prime minister 1959–90.
10.
Manfred Bennington
[man-frid] /ˈmæn frɪd/ (Show IPA),
("Ellery Queen") 1905–71, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Frederic Dannay.
11.
Richard Henry, 1732–94, American Revolutionary statesman (brother of Francis L. Lee).
12.
Robert E(dward) 1807–70, U.S. soldier and educator: Confederate general in the American Civil War (son of Henry Lee).
13.
Sir Sidney, 1859–1926, English biographer and critic.
14.
Spike (Shelton Jackson Lee) born 1957, U.S. film director, screenwriter, and actor.
15.
Tsung-Dao
[dzoo ng-dou] /ˈdzʊŋˈdaʊ/ (Show IPA),
born 1926, Chinese physicist in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1957.
16.
a town in W Massachusetts: resort.
17.
a male or female given name.

Sidney

[sid-nee] /ˈsɪd ni/
noun
1.
Sir Philip, 1554–86, English poet, writer, statesman, and soldier.
2.
a city in N Ohio.
3.
a male or female given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Denis.
Also, Sydney (for defs 1, 3).
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holland

/ˈhɒlənd/
noun
1.
a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing
Word Origin
C15: after Holland, where it was made

Holland1

/ˈhɒlənd/
noun
1.
another name for the Netherlands
2.
a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
3.
Parts of, an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire

Holland2

/ˈhɒlənd/
noun
1.
Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks's Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
2.
Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)

lee

/liː/
noun
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
adjective
4.
(prenominal) (nautical) on, at, or towards the side or part away from the wind: on a lee shore Compare weather (sense 5)
Word Origin
Old English hlēow shelter; related to Old Norse hle

Lee1

/liː/
noun
1.
a river in SW Republic of Ireland, flowing east into Cork Harbour. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)

Lee2

/liː/
noun
1.
Ang (æŋ). born 1954, Taiwanese film director; his films include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and Life of Pi (2012)
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 the documentary When the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2008)
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

Sidney

/ˈsɪdnɪ/
noun
1.
Algernon. 1622–83, English Whig politician, beheaded for his supposed part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II and the future James II: author of Discourses Concerning Government (1689)
2.
Sir Philip. 1554–86, English poet, courtier, and soldier. His works include the pastoral romance Arcadia (1590), the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), and The Defence of Poesie (1595), one of the earliest works of literary criticism in English
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Word Origin and History for sidney, sir

Holland

"the Netherlands," early 14c., from Dutch Holland, probably Old Dutch holt lant "wood land," describing the district around Dordrecht, the nucleus of Holland. Technically, just one province of the Netherlands, but in English use extended to the whole nation.

lee

n.

Old English hleo "shelter, cover, defense, protection," from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (cf. Old Norse hle, Danish , Old Saxon hleo, Dutch lij "lee, shelter"). No known cognates outside Germanic; original sense uncertain and might have been "warm" (cf. German lau "tepid," Old Norse hly "shelter, warmth"), which might link it to PIE *kele- (1) "warm." As an adjective, 1510s, from the noun.

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Holland definition


A part of The Netherlands. Holland is a common name for the entire country.

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Encyclopedia Article for sidney, sir

holland

plainwoven unbleached or dull-finish linen used as furniture covering or a cotton fabric that is made more or less opaque by a glazed or unglazed finish (called the Holland finish), consisting of oil and a filling material. Originally the name was applied to any fine, plainwoven linens imported from the continent of Europe, and especially to the product obtained from The Netherlands.

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