lewis

noun
lew·​is | \ ˈlü-əs How to pronounce lewis (audio) \

Definition of lewis

 (Entry 1 of 9)

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

Lewis

biographical name (1)
Lew·​is | \ ˈlü-əs How to pronounce Lewis (audio) \

Definition of Lewis (Entry 2 of 9)

Cecil Day — see day-lewis

Lewis

biographical name (2)

Definition of Lewis (Entry 3 of 9)

C(live) S(taples) 1898–1963 English novelist and essayist

Lewis

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 4 of 9)

Edward B. 1918–2004 American biologist

Lewis

biographical name (4)

Definition of Lewis (Entry 5 of 9)

John Llewellyn 1880–1969 American labor leader

Lewis

biographical name (5)

Definition of Lewis (Entry 6 of 9)

Matthew Gregory 1775–1818 Monk Lewis English author

Lewis

biographical name (6)

Definition of Lewis (Entry 7 of 9)

Meriwether 1774–1809 American explorer

Lewis

biographical name (7)

Definition of Lewis (Entry 8 of 9)

(Harry) Sinclair 1885–1951 American novelist

Lewis

biographical name (8)

Definition of Lewis (Entry 9 of 9)

(Percy) Wyndham 1882–1957 British painter and author

First Known Use of lewis

Noun

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lewis

Noun

probably from the name Lewis

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The first known use of lewis was in 1743

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Cite this Entry

“Lewis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lewis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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Lewis

adjective
Lew·​is | \ ˈlü-əs How to pronounce Lewis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Lewis

: of or relating to the Lewis blood groups Lewis antigens

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