Meaning of levee


Pronunciation: (lev'ē), [key]
— n., v., lev•eed, lev•ee•ing.
  1. an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river.
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  3. one of the small continuous ridges surrounding fields that are to be irrigated.
  4. a landing place for ships; quay.
  1. to furnish with a levee: to levee a treacherous stream.


Pronunciation: (lev'ē, le-vē'), [key]
— n.
  1. (in Great Britain) a public court assembly, held in the early afternoon, at which men only are received.
  2. a reception, usually in someone's honor: a presidential levee at the White House.
  3. a reception of visitors held on rising from bed, as formerly by a royal or other personage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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