Lewis vs Ashley - What's the difference?

lewis | ashley |

As a noun lewis

is a cramp iron inserted into a cavity in order to lift heavy stones; used as a symbol of strength in freemasonry.

As a proper noun ashley is

a common english place name.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.
  • ; anglicized form of Llewellyn.
  • The , Scotland.
  • The title given to a partially apprenticed Freemason who is normally the Master or Son of a practicing Freemason; One practising or learning the degrees of Freemasonry after introduction to the degrees and before full induction or before becoming a Worshipful Brother.
  • Derived terms

    * Holstein-Lewis fracture * Lewis acid * Lewis base * Lewisian


    * 1595 William Shakespeare: Third Part of King Henry the Sixth : Act III, Scene III: *: And tell false Edward, thy supposed king, *: That Lewis of France is sending over masquers, *: To revel it with him and his new bride. * 1994 Joseph Heller: Closing Time ISBN 0671746049 page 42: *: They named me Lewis and called me Louie as though my name was Louis, and I never saw the difference until Sammy pointed it out. And even then, I still don't see much difference.

    See also

    * - physical chemist





    Alternative forms

    * Ashlee * Ashleigh * Ashlie

    Proper noun

  • A common English place name.
  • derived from the places.
  • transferred from the surname.
  • * 1936 Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind : Chapter III:
  • 'There now, Scarlett! You admit it is true. What would you be doing with a husband like Ashley ? 'Tis moonstruck they all are, all the Wilkes.'
  • transferred from the surname.
  • * 1999 Andrew Pyper: Lost Girls : Chapter Ten:
  • But when Krystal McConnell and Ashley Flynn were named deep in the heart of the '80s the thing was cuteness, feminine delicacy raised to an aesthetic paradigm. --- And everyone named according to a particular version of the pedigree fantasy. Ashley'' : transplanted Southern privilege, a destiny lying in sorority mixers and a marriage of health club memberships, state-of-the-art appliances and night courses in ''nouvelle cuisine .

    Usage notes

    * Ashley was originally a male given name, but since the sixties it has also been given to women, particularly in the US, where it was the top name for girls in 1991 and 1992.