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Lévis

[lee-vis; French ley-vee] /ˈli vɪs; French leɪˈvi/
noun
1.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, across from Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.

Levi1

[lee-vahy, ley-vee; for 5 also lee-vee] /ˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi; for 5 also ˈli vi/
noun
1.
a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:34.
2.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3.
original name of Matthew (def 1).
4.
a Levite.
5.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “a joining.”.

Levi2

[le-vee] /ˈlɛ vi/
noun
1.
Carlo
[kahr-law] /ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA),
1902–75, Italian painter and writer.

Levi's

[lee-vahyz] /ˈli vaɪz/
(used with a plural verb) Trademark.
1.
a brand of clothing, especially blue jeans.
Compare blue jeans.
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  • Faith levis couldn't go—at which, I think, we were all secretly glad.

  • levis, my dear, you are certainly the best of fathers, as well as of husbands.

    Elsie and Her Namesakes Martha Finley
  • Wont you turn to the chapter and read it aloud to us, brother levis?

    Elsie at Ion Martha Finley
  • He went with levis to Lake Champlain to see with his own eyes what was going on there.

    The Conquest of New France George M. Wrong
  • He and levis worked harmoniously, for Uvis was conciliatory and tactful.

    The Conquest of New France George M. Wrong
  • Yes, of course, but levis is the best of husbands—of fathers, too.

    Elsie's New Relations

    Martha Finley
  • levis, my dear, do you refuse to tell her what to do or say?

    Elsie at Home

    Martha Finley
  • Amherst, however, fell back again, and levis was able to rejoin Montcalm.

    With Wolfe in Canada

    G. A. Henty
  • Before him rose the crags of levis, and beyond were the level stretches of the Beauce.

    The Bastonnais John Lesperance
British Dictionary definitions for levis

Levi's

/ˈliːvaɪz/
plural noun
1.
trademark jeans, usually blue and made of denim

Levi1

/ˈliːvaɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament)
  1. the third son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of the tribe of Levi (Genesis 29:34)
  2. the priestly tribe descended from this patriarch (Numbers 18:21–24)
2.
(New Testament) another name for Matthew the apostle

Levi2

/Italian ˈlɛːvi/
noun
1.
Carlo. 1902–75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
2.
Primo (ˈpriːməʊ). 1919–87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide

Levi3

/ˈliːvaɪ; Hebrew ˈlevi/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
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Word Origin and History for levis

Levis

n.

1926, American English, originally Levi's, from Levi Strauss and Company, original manufacturer. Strauss' innovation was the copper rivets at strain points. A cowboy's accessory, adopted as a fashion c.1940s.

Levi

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob by Leah, from Hebrew lewi, literally "joining, pledging, attached," from stem of lawah "he joined."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for levis

levies

noun

Blue denim dungaree pants; blue jeans

[1940s+; fr Levi Strauss2 ,a mid-1800s Westerncompanythatmadeandmakessuchgarments]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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