Levite

[ lee-vahyt ]
/ ˈli vaɪt /

noun

a member of the tribe of Levi.
a descendant of Levi, especially one appointed to assist the priests in the temple or tabernacle.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of Levite

1250–1300; Middle English <Late Latin Levīta<Greek Leuī́tēs Levite, equivalent to Leuī́ (<Hebrew Lēvī Levi, Levite) + -tēs personal noun suffix
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Levite

British Dictionary definitions for Levite

Levite
/ (ˈliːvaɪt) /

noun

Old Testament a member of the priestly tribe of Levi
Judaism another word for Levi 2
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