[lee-vuh n]


Loch, a lake in E Scotland: ruins of a castle in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for leven

Historical Examples of leven

  • I 'spec' mine done it, too, jes' like you say, 'long 'bout 'leven.

    The Winning Clue

    James Hay, Jr.

  • It's been 'leven years since I've given a Christmas present to anybody.


    Zona Gale

  • But I guess we'll hev to bury 'Leven in it to get it underground.

  • It must be 'leven o'clock an—an think what we'll ketch for bein' late at school.

    The Bishop of Cottontown

    John Trotwood Moore

  • You see, Pa came home from the theatre about 'leven, and he had been drinking.

British Dictionary definitions for leven


noun Loch Leven

a lake in E central Scotland: one of the shallowest of Scottish lochs, with seven islands, on one of which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned (1567–8). Length: 6 km (3.7 miles). Width: 4 km (2.5 miles)
a sea loch in W Scotland, extending for about 14 km (9 miles) east from Loch Linnhe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012