Lévis

[ lee-vis; French ley-vee ]
/ ˈli vɪs; French leɪˈvi /

noun

a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, across from Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.

Definition for levis (2 of 4)

Levi1
[ lee-vahy, ley-vee; for 5 also lee-vee ]
/ ˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi; for 5 also ˈli vi /

noun

a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:34.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
original name of Matthew(def 1).
a Levite.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “a joining.”

Definition for levis (3 of 4)

Levi2
[ le-vee ]
/ ˈlɛ vi /

noun

Car·lo [kahr-law] /ˈkɑr lɔ/, 1902–75, Italian painter and writer.

Definition for levis (4 of 4)

Levi's
[ lee-vahyz ]
/ ˈli vaɪz /

(used with a plural verb) Trademark.

a brand of clothing, especially blue jeans.
Compare blue jeans.
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British Dictionary definitions for levis (1 of 4)

Levi's
/ (ˈliːvaɪz) /

pl n

trademark jeans, usually blue and made of denim

British Dictionary definitions for levis (2 of 4)

Levi1
/ (ˈliːvaɪ) /

noun

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)
New Testament another name for Matthew the apostle

British Dictionary definitions for levis (3 of 4)

Levi2
/ (Italian ˈlɛːvi) /

noun

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)
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

British Dictionary definitions for levis (4 of 4)

Levi3

Levite (ˈliːvaɪt)

/ (ˈliːvaɪ, Hebrew ˈlevi) /

noun

Judaism a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
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