Definitions for: Lea

[n] a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
[n] a unit of length of thread or yarn

Webster (1913) Definition: Lea, n. [Cf. Lay, n. (that which is laid), 4.] (Textile
(a) A measure of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120
yards; a lay.
(b) A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.

Lea, n. [OE. ley, lay, As. le['a]h, le['a]; akin to Prov.
G. lon bog, morass, grove, and perh. to L. lucus grove, E.
light, n.]
A meadow or sward land; a grassy field. ``Plow-torn leas.''

The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray.

Synonyms: grazing land, ley, pasture, pastureland

See Also: common land, commons, country, cow pasture, grassland, linear unit, pace, rural area, yard

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