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LEEWAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does leeway mean? 

LEEWAY (noun)
  The noun LEEWAY has 2 senses:

1. (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
2. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

  Familiarity information: LEEWAY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEEWAY (noun)


Sense 1leeway [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a ship or plane) sideways drift

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("leeway" is a kind of...):

drift (the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane))

Domain category:

aeroplane; airplane; plane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets)

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


Sense 2leeway [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

leeway; allowance; tolerance; margin

Hypernyms ("leeway" is a kind of...):

disagreement; discrepancy; divergence; variance (a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions)


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