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

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Origin and Etymology of lewis

probably from the name Lewis


Lewis

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biographical name Lew·is \ˈlü-əs\

Definition of Lewis

  1. Cecil Day — see day-lewis


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

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


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

  1. Edward B. 1918–2004 American biologist


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

  1. John Llewellyn 1880–1969 American labor leader


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

  1. Matthew Gregory 1775–1818 Monk Lewis English author


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

  1. Meriwether 1774–1809 American explorer


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

  1. (Harry) Sinclair 1885–1951 American novelist


Lewis

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Definition of Lewis

  1. (Percy) Wyndham 1882–1957 British painter and 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

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H. D. G.

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


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