Lewis meaning

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A device for hoisting blocks of stone, consisting of a dovetailed iron tenon made in sections that fit into a mortise cut into the stone.
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(person) 1898-1963; Brit. writer, born in Ireland.
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A dovetailed iron tenon made of several parts and designed to fit into a dovetail mortise in a large stone so that it can be lifted by a hoisting apparatus.
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(person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Lew, Lewie.
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(person) 1880-1969; U.S. labor leader.
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(person) 1774-1809; Am. explorer: co-leader of the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-06) to the Northwest.
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(person) 1885-1951; U.S. novelist.
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(person) 1884-1957; Brit. writer & painter, born in the U.S.
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A cramp iron inserted into a cavity in order to lift heavy stones; used as a symbol of strength in Freemasonry.
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A kind of shears used in cropping woollen cloth.
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A male given name of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.
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An English patronymic surname.
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A Welsh surname; anglicized form of Llewellyn.
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The Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
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The title given to a partially apprenticed Freemason who is normally the Master or Son of a practicing Freemason; One practising or learning the degrees of Freemasonry after introduction to the degrees and before full induction or before becoming a Worshipful Brother.
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Origin of lewis

  • Perhaps from the name Lewis

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