From (etyl) .
An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
(US) The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
(US) A pier or other landing place on a river.
* (embankment) dike, floodwall
(US) To keep within a channel by means of levees.
- to levee a river
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 414:
- the sun's levee
A reception of visitors held after getting up.
A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.
- The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox
, author= Hilary Mantel
, title=A Place of Greater Safety
, passage=At the King's levee
on the morning of the 13th, Philippe was first ignored; then asked by His Majesty (rudely) what he wanted; then told, ‘Get back where you came from.’
To attend the levee or levees of.
- He levees all the great.
(en proper noun
The third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
* 1611 , 35:22b-26 :
One of the Biblical tribes of Israelites, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.
* 1611 , 13:33
- Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi , and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
- But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.