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levee


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levee  \Lev"ee\  (l[e^]v"[-e];  often  l[e^]v*[=e]"  in  U.  S.),  n. 
  [F.  lever,  fr  lever  to  raise,  se  lever  to  rise.  See  {Lever}, 
  n.] 
  1.  The  act  of  rising.  ``  The  sun's  levee.''  --Gray. 
 
  2.  A  morning  assembly  or  reception  of  visitors,  --  in 
  distinction  from  a  {soir['e]e},  or  evening  assembly;  a 
  {matin['e]e};  hence  also  any  general  or  somewhat 
  miscellaneous  gathering  of  guests,  whether  in  the  daytime 
  or  evening;  as  the  president's  levee. 
 
  Note:  In  England  a  ceremonious  day  reception,  when  attended 
  by  both  ladies  and  gentlemen,  is  called  a 
  {drawing-room}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levee  \Lev"ee\,  v.  t. 
  To  attend  the  levee  or  levees  of 
 
  He  levees  all  the  great.  --Young. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levee  \Lev"ee\,  n.  [F.  lev['e]e,  fr  lever  to  raise.  See 
  {Lever},  and  cf  {Levy}.] 
  An  embankment  to  prevent  inundation;  as  the  levees  along  the 
  Mississippi;  sometimes  the  steep  bank  of  a  river.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levee  \Lev"ee\,  v.  t. 
  To  keep  within  a  channel  by  means  of  levees;  as  to  levee  a 
  river.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  levee 
  n  :  a  barrier  constructed  to  contain  the  flow  or  water  or  to 
  keep  out  the  sea  [syn:  {dam},  {dike},  {dyke}] 




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