Pronunciation: (lev'ē), [key]
—n., v., lev•eed, lev•ee•ing.
1. an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river.
2. Geol.See natural levee.
3. Agric.one of the small continuous ridges surrounding fields that are to be irrigated.
4. Hist.a landing place for ships; quay.
to furnish with a levee: to levee a treacherous stream.
Pronunciation: (lev'ē, le-vē'), [key]
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. Hist.a reception of visitors held on rising from bed, as formerly by a royal or other personage.
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