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levee

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noun le·vee \ˈle-vē; lə-ˈvē, -ˈvā\

Definition of levee

  1. 1 :  a reception held by a person of distinction on rising from bed

  2. 2 :  an afternoon assembly at which the British sovereign or his or her representative receives only men

  3. 3 :  a reception usually in honor of a particular person



Origin of levee

French lever, from Middle French, act of arising, from (se) lever to rise


First Known Use: 1672

Rhymes with levee


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levee

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noun lev·ee \ˈle-vē\

Definition of levee

  1. 1 a :  an embankment for preventing flooding b :  a river landing place :  pier

  2. 2 :  a continuous dike or ridge (as of earth) for confining the irrigation areas of land to be flooded



Origin of levee

French levée, from Old French, act of raising, from lever to raise — more at lever


First Known Use: circa 1720

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levee

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verb lev·ee \ˈle-vē\

Definition of levee

lev·eedlev·ee·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to provide with a levee



1832

First Known Use of levee

1832

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