Synonyms and related words:
affair, arch dam, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, backstop, ball, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, berth, boom, brawl, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, caucus, cofferdam, colloquium, commission, committee, conclave, concourse, congregation, congress, conventicle, convention, convocation, council, dam, dance, date, defense, diet, dike, ditch, dock, earthwork, eisteddfod, embankment, fence, festivity, fete, forgathering, forum, gate, gathering, get-together, gravity dam, groin, housewarming, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, leaping weir, logjam, matinee, meet, meeting, milldam, moat, mole, mound, panel, parapet, party, plenum, portcullis, prom, quay, quorum, rally, rampart, reception, rendezvous, reunion, roadblock, rock-fill dam, salon, seance, seawall, session, shindig, shutter dam, sit-in, sitting, slip, sociable, social, social affair, social gathering, soiree, stews, stone wall, symposium, synod, tenderloin, turnout, wake, wall, weir, wicket dam, work

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

/ , , , / (by a prince or great personage) / (along a river to prevent inundation)

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  • Levee — Lev ee (l[e^]v [ e]; often l[e^]v*[=e] in U. S.), n. [F. lever, fr. lever to raise, se lever to rise. See {Lever}, n.] 1. The act of rising. The sun s levee. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. A morning assembly or reception of visitors, in distinction from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • levee — ☆ levee1 [lev′ē ] n. [Fr levée, fem. pp. of OFr lever, to raise: see LEVER] 1. an embankment built alongside a river to prevent high water from flooding bordering land 2. a landing place, as a pier, on the bank of a river 3. a low ridge of earth… …   English World dictionary

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  • Levee — Lev ee, n. [F. lev[ e]e, fr. lever to raise. See {Lever}, and cf. {Levy}.] An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi; sometimes, the steep bank of a river. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Levée — (franz., spr. löwē ), Aufhebung; Aushebung (von Soldaten etc.); l.en masse, allgemeines Aufgebot (s. d.), Landsturm. L. auch soviel wie Einsammlung (von Feldfrüchten etc.); im Kartenspiel, besonders im Whistspiel, soviel wie Stich …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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