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English Word:

levee


English Pronunciation:

lev•ee


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(French) lever, from lever to raise, se lever to rise. See Lever, noun


⇨Definition

1. The act of rising. " The sun's levee." Gray.

2. A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in distinction from a soirée, or evening assembly; a matinée; 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.



Transitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

(French) levée, from lever to raise. See Lever, and confer Levy.


⇨Definition

To attend the levee or levees of. He levees all the great. Young.



Noun:


⇨Definition

An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi; sometimes, the steep bank of a river. [United States]



Transitive Verb:


⇨Definition

To keep within a channel by means of levees; as, to levee a river. [United States]



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Wiktionary

Synonyms:

(embankment): dike, floodwall


Noun:

levee (plural levees) An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi. (US) The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field. (US) A pier or other landing place on a river.


Verb:

levee (third-person singular simple present levees, present participle leveeing, simple past and past participle leveed) (US, transitive) To keep within a channel by means of levees. to levee a river


Reference:

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