Levee Definition

lĕvē
leveed, leveeing, levees
noun
An embankment built alongside a river to prevent high water from flooding bordering land.
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A low ridge of earth around a field to be irrigated.
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A landing place, as a pier, on the bank of a river.
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A morning reception held by a sovereign or person of high rank upon arising.
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Any formal or stylish reception.
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verb
To build a levee along.
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(US) To keep within a channel by means of levees.

To levee a river.
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Other Word Forms of Levee

Noun

Singular:
levee
Plural:
levees

Origin of Levee

  • French levée from Old French levee from feminine past participle of lever to raise lever

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French lever a rising from Old French from lever to raise, rise lever

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French levée, from lever (“to raise, rise").

    From Wiktionary

  • From French levé (“risen").

    From Wiktionary

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