ley line


ley line
noun (C) an imaginary line connecting old buildings, places etc that is believed to follow an ancient track that has special power

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Ley line — Ley lines are hypothetical alignments of a number of places of geographical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths. Their existence was suggested in 1921 by the amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, whose book The Old Straight Track… …   Wikipedia

  • ley line — UK [ˈleɪ ˌlaɪn] US noun [countable] [singular ley line plural ley lines] an imaginary line connecting two places or buildings, that some people believe has magic powers Thesaurus: imaginary places and specific places in stories …   Useful english dictionary

  • ley-line — [lā′līn΄, lē′līn΄] n. any of various imaginary lines along which certain ancient, man made structures are thought by some to have been aligned * * * …   Universalium

  • ley-line — [lā′līn΄, lē′līn΄] n. any of various imaginary lines along which certain ancient, man made structures are thought by some to have been aligned …   English World dictionary

  • ley line — UK [ˈleɪ ˌlaɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms ley line : singular ley line plural ley lines an imaginary line connecting two places or buildings, that some people believe has magic powers …   English dictionary

  • ley line — /ˈleɪ laɪn/ (say lay luyn) noun a line joining ancient monuments or places of prehistoric religious significance, supposedly a line of magical power or energy. Also, lay line, lay, ley. {ley + line1; coined by Alfred Watkins, British businessman… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ley line — noun supposed alignments of ancient geographical places such as megaliths …   Wiktionary

  • Ley tunnel — Ley tunnels are a common element of the local folklore tradition in the United Kingom and they also occur in Europe. Ley tunnels are said to physically link together such prominent places as country houses, castles, churches, ancient monuments… …   Wikipedia

  • ley — Ⅰ. ley [1] ► NOUN ▪ a piece of land temporarily put down to grass, clover, etc. ORIGIN Old English, «fallow»; related to LAY(Cf. ↑lay) and LIE(Cf. ↑lie). Ⅱ. ley …   English terms dictionary

  • ley — [leı, li:] n also ley line an imaginary line connecting buildings, places etc that is believed to follow an ancient track that has special power …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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