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[loo] /lu/
a male given name, form of Lewis, Llewellyn, or Louis.


[wol-is, waw-lis] /ˈwɒl ɪs, ˈwɔ lɪs/
Alfred Russel
[ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/ (Show IPA),
1823–1913, English naturalist, explorer, and author.
George Corley
[kawr-lee] /ˈkɔr li/ (Show IPA),
1919–98, U.S. politician: governor of Alabama 1963–67, 1971–79, and 1983–87.
Henry (Agard)
[ey-gahrd] /ˈeɪ gɑrd/ (Show IPA),
1888–1965, U.S. agriculturalist, author, and statesman: Secretary of Agriculture 1933–40; vice president of the U.S. 1941–45; Secretary of Commerce 1945–46.
Lewis ("Lew") 1827–1905, U.S. general and novelist.
Sir William. Also, Walays, Wallensis. 1272?–1305, Scottish military leader and patriot.
(William Roy) DeWitt
[duh-wit] /dəˈwɪt/ (Show IPA),
1889–1981, and his wife, Lila Bell (Acheson) 1889–1984, U.S. magazine publishers.
a male given name: a Scottish family name meaning “Welshman, foreigner.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I dunno, but he handed Lew a five-dollar bill to pay for the message.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • One of the men, Lew Cawley, laughed silently, and then put in a remark.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Every one swung round as Lew nodded in the direction of the house.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Jakin was a stunted child of fourteen, and Lew was about the same age.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • Jakin threw out his chest, which Lew smote with all his might.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Lew


Alfred Russel. 1823–1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin
Edgar. 1875–1932, English crime novelist
Sir Richard. 1818–90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London
Sir William. ?1272–1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Lew in Medicine

Wallace Wal·lace (wŏl'ĭs), Alfred Russel. 1823-1913.

British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution that paralleled the work of Charles Darwin.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Lew in Science
British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-62) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were first presented to the public in 1858.
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