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lewis

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noun lew·is \ˈlü-əs\

Definition of lewis

  1. :  an iron dovetailed tenon that is made in sections, can be fitted into a dovetail mortise, and is used in hoisting large stones



Origin of lewis

probably from the name Lewis


First Known Use: 1743


Lewis

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biographical name Lew·is \ˈlü-əs\

Definition of Lewis

  1. Cecil Day — see day-lewis




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. C(live) S(taples) 1898–1963 Eng. nov. & essayist




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. Edward B. 1918–2004 Am. biol.




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. John Llewellyn 1880–1969 Am. labor leader




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. Matthew Gregory 1775–1818 Monk Lewis Eng. author




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. Meriwether 1774–1809 Am. explorer




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. (Harry) Sinclair 1885–1951 Am. nov.




Lewis

biographical name lew·is

Definition of Lewis

  1. (Percy) Wyndham 1882–1957 British painter & author




Medical Dictionary

Lewis

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adjective Lew·is \ˈlü-əs\

Medical Definition of Lewis

  1. :  of or relating to the Lewis blood groups <Lewis antigens>



Biographical Note for lewis

Lewis, H. D. G., British hospital patient. The Lewis antigen was first recognized in the blood of Mrs. Lewis in 1946.


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