lewis

noun lew·is \ ˈlü-əs \

Definition of lewis

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

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Origin and Etymology of lewis

probably from the name Lewis


Lewis

biographical name Lew·is \ ˈlü-əs \

Definition of Lewis

Cecil Day — see day-lewis

Lewis

biographical name

Definition of Lewis

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

Lewis

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Edward B. 1918–2004 American biologist

Lewis

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John Llewellyn 1880–1969 American labor leader

Lewis

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Matthew Gregory 1775–1818 Monk Lewis English author

Lewis

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Meriwether 1774–1809 American explorer

Lewis

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(Harry) Sinclair 1885–1951 American novelist

Lewis

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(Percy) Wyndham 1882–1957 British painter and author

Medical Dictionary

Lewis

adjective Lew·is \ ˈlü-əs \

medical Definition of Lewis

: 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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