Levee

Definition of Levee

Lev´ee   Pronunciation: lĕv´ė; often lĕv`ē´ in U. S.
n.1.The act of rising.
2.A morning assembly or reception of visitors, - in distinction from a soirée, or evening assembly; a matinée; hence, also, any general or somewhat miscellaneous gathering of guests, whether in the daytime or evening; as, the president's levee.
v. t.1.To attend the levee or levees of.
He levees all the great.
- Young.
n.1.An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi; sometimes, the steep bank of a river.
v. t.1.To keep within a channel by means of levees; as, to levee a river.

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