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ˈlu ɪsLewis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewisnoun

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

  2. Lewis, Carl Lewis, Frederick Carleton Lewisnoun

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

  3. Lewis, Meriwether Lewisnoun

    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 Lewisnoun

    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 Lewisnoun

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

  6. Lewis, C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewisnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Lewisnoun

    of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.

  2. Lewisnoun

    ; anglicized form of Llewellyn.

  3. Lewisnoun

    The Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

  4. Lewisnoun

    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. lewisnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lewisnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lewis

    lū′is, n. a contrivance for securing a hold on a block of stone to allow of its being raised by a derrick.—Also Lew′isson. [Ety. dub.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lewis

    A device for lifting stones, consisting of two wedge-shaped pieces of iron, which are inserted butt foremost into a dovetail mortise in the stone, and keyed by inserting a piece between them. All three are then shackled to the lifting-chain by a bolt passing through them.

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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

Anagrams for Lewis »

  1. wiles, Wiles

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lewis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lewis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Lewis in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    Just a few days removed from what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 93rd birthday, the Senate has begun the debate on the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act for the first time in this Congress.

  2. Sachin Varghese:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Congressman John Lewis, and wish very much that we were not in this position today. The Democratic Party of Georgia takes our legal responsibility of naming a nominee to this seat seriously, and we are making every effort to honor Congressman Lewis' legacy and the people of the Fifth District throughout this process, while working within the applicable legal framework.

  3. Bernie Ecclestone:

    I am a huge Lewis fan because he is a super promoter of the sport.

  4. Meg Liberman:

    Damien Lewis just felt like a leader, damien Lewis felt like the guy that these men would do anything for... that everyone would follow. And it was very clear to me the minute we all sat down that Damien Lewis was the guy.

  5. Lewis Hamilton:

    Lewis is a great world champion but there are many more great world champions as well, it's just that he's got the unbelievable backing of an incredible manufacturer, everyone knows I'm a Lewis fan, he is doing a great job and the equipment he's got is fantastic, Mercedes are the best of the best at the moment by far.

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