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Origin and Meaning of Leeway

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lee"way`
The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  2. (of a ship or plane) sideways drift

lee (“side away from the wind”) +‎ way

  1. The drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction.
  2. A varying degree or amount of freedom or flexibility; margin, latitude, elbowroom.
    I don't think we have a lot of when it comes to proper formatting.
  3. (Britain) An adverse discrepancy or variation in a cumulative process, usually in make up leeway.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Leeway

Joe Leeway is a pop, rock, dance, new wave, synthpop, and new wave music musician. He plays Backing vocals and Conga. He was most active from 1980 to 1980. Joe was given the name Joseph Martin Leeway on November 15th, 1955.


Fun Facts about the name Leeway

  • When was the first name Leeway first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Leeway is Thursday, October 15th, 1908.
  • How unique is the name Leeway? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Leeway. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Leeway: Your name in reverse order is Yaweel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yelaew. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Leeway born Aug 12, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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