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leer


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leer  \Leer\,  v.  t. 
  To  entice  with  a  leer,  or  leers;  as  to  leer  a  man  to  ruin. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leer  \Leer\  (l[=e]r),  v.  t. 
  To  learn.  [Obs.]  See  {Lere},  to  learn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leer  \Leer\,  a.  [OE.  lere;  akin  to  G.  leer,  OHG.  &  OS  l[=a]ri.] 
  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 
  Empty;  destitute;  wanting;  as: 
  a  Empty  of  contents.  ``A  leer  stomach.''  --Gifford. 
  b  Destitute  of  a  rider;  and  hence  led,  not  ridden;  as  a 
  leer  horse.  --B.  Jonson 
  c  Wanting  sense  or  seriousness;  trifling;  trivolous;  as 
  leer  words 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leer  \Leer\,  n. 
  An  oven  in  which  glassware  is  annealed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leer  \Leer\,  n.  [OE.  lere  cheek,  face,  look  AS  hle['o]r  cheek, 
  face;  akin  to  OS  hlear,  hlior  OD  lier,  Icel.  hl[=y]r.] 
  1.  The  cheek.  [Obs.]  --Holinshed. 
 
  2.  Complexion;  aspect;  appearance.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  Rosalind  of  a  better  leer  than  you  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  distorted  expression  of  the  face,  or  an  indirect  glance 
  of  the  eye,  conveying  a  sinister  or  immodest  suggestion. 
 
  With  jealous  leer  malign  Eyed  them  askance. 
  --Milton. 
 
  She  gives  the  leer  of  invitation.  --Shak. 
 
  Damn  with  faint  praise,  assent  with  civil  leer. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leer  \Leer\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leered}  (l[=e]rd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Leering}.] 
  To  look  with  a  leer;  to  look  askance  with  a  suggestive 
  expression,  as  of  hatred,  contempt,  lust,  etc.;  to  cast  a 
  sidelong  lustful  or  malign  look 
 
  I  will  leerupon  him  as  a'  comes  by  --Shak. 
 
  The  priest,  above  his  book,  Leering  at  his  neighbor's 
  wife.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leer 
  n  1:  a  facial  expression  of  contempt  or  scorn;  the  upper  lip 
  curls  [syn:  {sneer},  {sneering}] 
  2:  a  suggestive  or  sneering  look  or  grin 
  v  :  look  suggestively  or  obliquely;  look  or  gaze  with  a  sly, 
  immodest,  or  malign  expression:  "They  leer,  they  simper 
  at  her  shame":  Gay 




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