lewis

noun
lew·​is | \ˈlü-əs \

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

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Lew·​is | \ˈlü-əs \

Definition of Lewis (Entry 2 of 9)

Cecil Day — see day-lewis

Lewis

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 3 of 9)

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

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 4 of 9)

Edward B. 1918–2004 American biologist

Lewis

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 5 of 9)

John Llewellyn 1880–1969 American labor leader

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 6 of 9)

Matthew Gregory 1775–1818 Monk Lewis English author

Lewis

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 7 of 9)

Meriwether 1774–1809 American explorer

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 8 of 9)

(Harry) Sinclair 1885–1951 American novelist

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Definition of Lewis (Entry 9 of 9)

(Percy) Wyndham 1882–1957 British painter and author

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Harvest Christian 21, Christian Liberty 9 (5 innings) Harvest Christian (5-2): Drew lewis 2-for-3, double, 3 runs, 4 RBIs. Naperville Sun, "West Suburban Local Scoreboard for Sunday, April 1," 31 Mar. 2018 Lewis had career highs of 36 points and 19 rebounds Monday night to lead the Seattle SuperSonics past the Orlando Magic 123-119 in double overtime. Associated Press, WIRED, "Emerging Star Sparkles For Sonics," 6 Nov. 2001 Lewis structures, also known as Lewis dot diagrams, are two-dimensional drawings that show how molecules in an element are connected, as well as the shape of the molecule. Brittany Shoot, Smithsonian, "There’s No Snoozing In Class With This Chemistry App," 28 Apr. 2017

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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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Lewis

adjective
Lew·​is | \ˈlü-əs \

Medical Definition of Lewis 

: of or relating to the Lewis blood groups Lewis antigens

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