Leer

Definition of Leer

Pronunciation: lērd
v. t.1.To learn.
a.1.Empty; destitute; wanting
n.1.An oven in which glassware is annealed.
1.The cheek.
2.Complexion; aspect; appearance.
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.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Leered (lērd); p. pr. & vb. n. Leering.]
I will leerupon him as a' comes by.
- Shak.
The priest, above his book,
Leering at his neighbor's wife.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To entice with a leer, or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin.

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