leeway Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “leeway” in the English Dictionary

"leeway" in American English

See all translations

leewaynoun [U]

 us   /ˈliˌweɪ/
freedom to ​act within ​certainlimits: [+ to infinitive] The ​law gives ​companies more leeway to ​decide whether to ​accept or ​reject an ​offer. Leeway is also ​additionaltime or ​money: Homeowners need some leeway to ​buy a new ​house after they ​sell the ​old one.
(Definition of leeway from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leeway”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自由, 自由空间,自由度,余地…
in Turkish istediğini yapma özgürlüğü…
in Russian свобода действий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自由, 自由空間,自由度,餘地…
in Polish swoboda…
What is the pronunciation of leeway?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“leeway” in British English

Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More