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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.

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. President Barry Glassner:

    Today, across our country, colleges and universities are being challenged - and correctly so - to do more to fight racism and intolerance and prejudice, and to promote diversity and inclusion, the pain being felt here has existed in this country and world for too long. We, including Lewis & Clark, have much more to do.

  2. Heather Vincent:

    With the necessities of social distancing meaning fewer people having to look after more horses, Lewis and Fern have spent more time together than usual, during the past couple of weeks, they’ve since started showing real signs of affection for each other. As Fern isn’t in heat at the moment, we can’t put it down to lust.

  3. Nico Rosberg:

    Lewis can do something to keep it clean which is drive cleanly himself, So it's not like he can't do anything.

  4. Carole Baskin:

    I believe their actions are just a publicity stunt, but if it helps us find Don Lewis.Baskin, then that will be a huge relief.

  5. Nico Rosberg:

    Of course, it will be close as always with Lewis and we saw a big push from Ferrari in Sao Paulo, so it won't be straightforward. But I'm up for a battle and hopefully we can put on a great show for the fans to end the year.

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