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Levee (en embankment that prevents a river from overflowing) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun levee

What does levee mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: levees

  1. a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: reception = a formal party of people
  2. a pier that provides a landing place on a river
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: dock / pier / wharf / wharfage = a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles
  3. an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: embankment = a long artificial mound of stone or earth

Alternative definition of the noun levee

noun

  1. An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
  2. [US] The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
  3. [US] A pier or other landing place on a river.
  4. [obsolete] The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
  5. A reception of visitors held after getting up.
  6. A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.

Animal

Levee was a Kentucky thoroughbred foaled in 1953. She was an accomplished stakes winner and the dam of the champion race mare Shuvee.

  • born in (63 years ago)

Place

LEVEE is an Aviation waypoint.

Miscellanea

  1. Levee: A levee, levée, dike, embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which regulates water levels. It is usually earthen and often parallel to the course of a river in its floodplain or along low-lying coastlines.
  2. Levee a.k.a. The levée is a New Year's Day social event hosted by the Governor General of Canada, the lieutenant governors, military establishments, municipalities and other institutions.
  3. Levee a.k.a. The levée has traditionally been a daily moment of intimacy and accessibility to a monarch or leader. It started out as a royal custom, but in America, it later came to refer to a reception by the King’s representatives and, even later, by the president.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Levee

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Google previewExcursion Through the Slave States, from Washington on the Potomac to the Frontier of Mexico (2011)

With Sketches of Popular Manners and Geological Notices by George William Featherstonhaugh

The Levee is a wide sloping space between the town and the river, appropriated to the shipping business; and on approaching the city, certainly the great number of ships and steamers ranged along the crescent which constitutes the harbour, ...

Google previewMardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco (2011)

Readings in Louisiana Culture by Marcia G. Gaudet

Something quite similar is operating in the bonfire situation because in many ways the levee is an extension of the yard for the property owners along the river. The levee is much more like the sidewalk through one's property than a street since ...

Google previewArchaeological Survey in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley 1940-1947 (2003)

by Philip Phillips, James A. Ford, James Alfred Ford, James B. Griffin, Stephen Williams

Three miles south of Tomanelli and about a mile east of the present artificial levee is the Stokes Bayou Site (16-M—6), named after a small stream which occupies an abandoned Mississippi meander of earlier date (Stage 4). It is an excellent ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

WATERFALL FEATURES Hard rock Island River Hard THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA Mississippi River Levee Distributary rock Rock undercut by swirling Point bar boulders Plunge pool Swamp Softer rock Rock undercut by swirling boulders ...

Google previewLouisiana Civil Law Dictionary (2011)

by Gregory W. Rome, Stephan Kinsella

If there is a levee near the waterway, the bank lies between the water and the levee.

Google previewThe Black Sea Encyclopedia (2014)

by Sergei R. Grinevetsky, Igor S. Zonn, Sergei S. Zhiltsov, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy

Akkose levee – often referred to as “Uzunlar levee” and “moat”. A mighty defense fortification built to protect Bosporus Kingdom against nomads. The levee begins at the northern shore of Uzunlar Lake and, ...

Google previewDictionary of plant sciences (including horticulture) (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Levee. Natural bank of a river formed by deposition of sediment during flooding. As the flood subsides, the levee forms the highest portion of the flood-plane along the river course. The levee may go on rising with repeated flooding, and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kansas (2000)

by Nancy Capace

In that four-year period, twenty thousand are said to have landed on the city's levee. Large numbers were sent on to Atchison, Topeka, and other towns in the State. Others were returned to the South. The majority, however, remained in Kansas ...

Google previewThe Blues Encyclopedia (2004)

by Edward Komara, Peter Lee

LEVEE. BLUES. Levees are large earth embankments built along the banks of rivers for the intended purpose of flood control. An extensive system of levees exists along the banks of the Mississippi–Missouri River system that drains water ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Blues: K-Z, index (2006)

by Edward M. Komara

LEVEE. BLUES. Levees are large earth embankments built along the banks of rivers for the intended purpose of flood control. An extensive system of levees exists along the banks of the Mississippi-Missouri River system that drains water from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1904)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

into a levee district all of the lands of said county of Perry subject to overflow or inundation by the waters 'of the Mississippi river or by any crevasses, bayous, draws or outflows running in the same direction with said river; and at said regular ...

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Scrabble value of L1E1V4E1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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