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lew·is

 (lo͞o′ĭs)
n.
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. Also called lewisson.

[Perhaps from the name Lewis.]

lewis

(ˈluːɪs) or

lewisson

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a lifting device for heavy stone or concrete blocks consisting of a number of curved pieces of metal or wedges fitting into a dovetailed recess cut into the block
[C18: perhaps from the name of the inventor]

Lewis

(ˈluːɪs)
n
(Placename) the N part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Pop: about 17 000 (2001). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)

Lewis

(ˈluːɪs)
n
1. (Biography) Carl. full name Frederick Carleton Lewis. born 1961, US athlete; winner of the long jump, 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1984 Olympic Games; winner of the 100 metres in the 1988 Olympic Games; winner of the long jump in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games
2. (Biography) See Day-Lewis
3. (Biography) C(live) S(taples). 1898–1963, English novelist, critic, and Christian apologist, noted for his critical work, Allegory of Love (1936), his theological study, The Screwtape Letters (1942), and for his children's books chronicling the land of Narnia
4. (Biography) Lennox. born 1965, Canadian and British boxer; won Olympic gold (1988) for Canada in the superheavyweight division; won various professional heavyweight titles between 1994 and 2004
5. (Biography) Matthew Gregory, known as Monk Lewis. 1775–1818, English novelist and dramatist, noted for his Gothic horror story The Monk (1796)
6. (Biography) Meriwether. 1774–1807, American explorer who, with William Clark, led an overland expedition from St Louis to the Pacific Ocean (1804–06)
7. (Biography) (John) Saunders (ˈsɔːndəz). 1893–1985, Welsh poet, dramatist, critic, and politician: founder (1926) and president (1926–39) of the Welsh Nationalist Party
8. (Biography) (Harry) Sinclair. 1885–1951, US novelist. He satirized the complacency and philistinism of American small-town life, esp in Main Street (1920) and Babbitt (1922): Nobel prize for literature 1930
9. (Biography) Wally. born 1959, Australian rugby league player; played 33 matches for Australia (1981–91), scoring 11 tries
10. (Biography) (Percy) Wyndham. 1884–1957, British painter, novelist, and critic, born in the US: a founder of vorticism. His writings include Time and Western Man (1927), The Apes of God (1930), and the trilogy The Human Age (1928–55)

lew•is

(ˈlu ɪs)

n.
a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone.
[1730–40; perhaps after the surname of the inventor]

Lew•is

(ˈlu ɪs)

n.
1. C(ecil) Day, Day-Lewis, Cecil.
2. C(live) S(taples) ( “Clive Hamilton” ), 1898–1963, English novelist and essayist.
3. Edward, born 1918, U.S. physician: Nobel prize 1995.
4. (Harry) Sinclair, 1885–1951, U.S. writer: Nobel prize 1930.
5. John L(lewellyn), 1880–1969, U.S. labor leader.
6. Meriwether, 1774–1809, U.S. explorer: leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–06.
7. (Percy) Wyndham, 1884–1957, English writer and painter, born in the U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lewis - United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
2.Lewis - United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
3.lewis - United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)Lewis - United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
4.lewis - United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)Lewis - United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)
5.lewis - United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)Lewis - United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)
6.Lewis - English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)
References in classic literature ?
Of Chaucer's life with his wife and family again we know nothing except that he had at least one son, named Lewis.
Little Lewis, my son," he says in the beginning, "I have perceived well by certain evidences thine ability to learn science touching numbers and proportions; and as well consider I thy busy prayer in special to learn the treatise of the astrolabe.
And Lewis, if so be I shew you in my easy English as true conclusions as be shewn in Latin, grant me the more thank, and pray God save the King, who is lord of this English.
Lewis and Clarke struck the main body of the river at the forks, about four hundred miles from its mouth.
Some miles further on they came to the great Columbian Valley, so called by Lewis and Clarke.
The turbulence and rapidity of the current continually augmenting as they advanced, gave the voyagers intimation that they were approaching the great obstructions of the river, and at length they arrived at Strawberry Island, so called by Lewis and Clarke, which lies at the foot of the first rapid.
Through this tremendous channel the intrepid explorers of the river, Lewis and Clarke, passed in their boats; the danger being, not from the rocks, but from the great surges and whirlpools.
Lewis Carroll absolutely conquered the difficulties, but I am not sure that anyone after him until Hugh Lofting has really managed the trick; even in such a masterpiece as "The Wind in the Willows" we are not quite convinced.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
I remember the same objection being made to a set of sable functionaries, whom my friend, Mat Lewis, introduced as the guards and mischief-doing satellites of the wicked Baron, in his Castle Spectre.
Collins expected the scene to inspire, and was but slightly affected by his enumeration of the windows in front of the house, and his relation of what the glazing altogether had originally cost Sir Lewis de Bourgh.
It was not thought necessary in Sir Lewis de Bourgh's family.