Levy vs Brook - What's the difference?

levy | brook |


As proper nouns the difference between levy and brook

is that levy is : levy while brook is for someone living by a brook .

levy

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) leve'', from (etyl) ''levee'', from ''lever "to raise".

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property
  • to levy a tax
  • To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If they do this my ransom, then, / Will soon be levied .
  • To draft someone into military service
  • To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrolment, conscription. etc.
  • * Fuller
  • Augustine inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to levy his power, and to war against them.
  • To wage war
  • To raise, as a siege.
  • (Holland)
  • (legal) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.
  • to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
    (Cowell)

    Noun

    (levies)
  • The act of levying.
  • * Thirlwall
  • A levy of all the men left under sixty.
  • The tax, property or people so levied.
  • * Macaulay
  • The Irish levies .

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of elevenpence.

    Noun

    (levies)
  • (US, obsolete, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia) The Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar, valued at elevenpence when the dollar was rated at seven shillings and sixpence.
  • See also

    * levee * Levi ----

    brook

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
  • To earn; deserve.
  • (label) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object ).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.}}
  • * 2005 , Nicholas Ostler, Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World , Harper:
  • Nevertheless, Garcilaso does claim that the Spaniards ‘who were unable to brook the length of the discourse, had left their places and fallen on the Indians’.
    Derived terms
    *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
  • *Bible, (w) viii. 7
  • *:The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:empties itself, as doth an inland brook / into the main of waters
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • A water meadow.
  • Low, marshy ground.
  • Synonyms
    * beck * burn * coulee * creek * stream