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Definition of "lei" []

  • A garland of flowers, especially one worn around the neck. (noun)
  • Plural of leu. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lei" in a sentence
  • "Grooms mostly earn a maile lei, which is surely masculine and drapes loosely around the neck."
  • "This definitely isn't "media," and it's probably not "culture," although the little pooch does seem to be wearing a lei, which is, er, kind of cultural, right?"
  • "This is reflected in the modern Chinese character for the English meaning "tired", "累" ,lei, which is a picture of a field - the work of men - above a picture of a coil of silk - the work of women. gunpowder they had no intention of using it as a weapon; instead, it was developed in the Tang dynasty as a formula for immortality by religious Daoist (daojiao - 道教) alchemists."