Definitions for Lewisˈlu ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lew•isˈlu ɪs(n.)

  1. a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of lewis:

1730–40; perh. after the surname of the inventor

Lew•isˈlu ɪs(n.)

  1. C(ecil) Day,

    Category: Biography

    Ref: Day-Lewis,

  2. C(live) S(taples) (“Clive Hamilton”), 1898–1963, English novelist and essayist.

    Category: Biography

  3. Edward,born 1918, U.S. physician: Nobel prize 1995.

    Category: Biography

  4. (Harry) Sinclair, 1885–1951, U.S. writer: Nobel prize 1930.

    Category: Biography

  5. John L(lewellyn), 1880–1969, U.S. labor leader.

    Category: Biography

  6. Meriwether, 1774–1809, U.S. explorer: leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–06.

    Category: Biography

  7. (Percy) Wyndham, 1884–1957, English writer and painter, born in the U.S.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis(noun)

    United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)

  2. Lewis, Carl Lewis, Frederick Carleton Lewis(noun)

    United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)

  3. Lewis, Meriwether Lewis(noun)

    United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)

  4. Lewis, John L. Lewis, John Llewelly Lewis(noun)

    United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)

  5. Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Harry Sinclair Lewis(noun)

    United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)

  6. Lewis, C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis(noun)

    English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)

Wiktionary

  1. Lewis(ProperNoun)

    of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.

  2. Lewis(ProperNoun)

    ; anglicized form of Llewellyn.

  3. Lewis(ProperNoun)

    The Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

  4. Lewis(ProperNoun)

    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.

  5. lewis(Noun)

    A cramp iron inserted into a cavity in order to lift heavy stones; used as a symbol of strength in Freemasonry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lewis(noun)

    alt. of Lewisson

Freebase

  1. Lewis

    Lewis is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The total area of Lewis is 683 square miles. Lewis is, in general, the lower lying part of Lewis and Harris, with the other part, Harris, being more mountainous. The flatter, more fertile land means Lewis contains the largest settlement, Stornoway, and three-quarters of the population of the Western Isles. Beyond human habitation, the island's diverse habitats are home to an assortment of flora and fauna, such as the golden eagle, red deer and seals and are recognised in a number of conservation areas. Lewis is of Presbyterian tradition with a rich history, having once been part of the Norse Kingdom of Mann and the Isles. Today, life is very different from elsewhere in Scotland with Sabbath observance, the Gaelic language and peat cutting retaining more importance than elsewhere. Lewis has a rich cultural heritage as can be seen from its myths and legends as well as the local literary and musical traditions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lewis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2717

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lewis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3535

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