Webster 1913 Edition
(lĕv′ē̍; often lĕv-ē′ in U. S.),
se leverto rise. See
The act of rising.“ The sun’s levee.”
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.
☞ In England a ceremonious day reception, when attended by both ladies and gentlemen, is called a
To attend the levee or levees of.
leveesall the great.
To keep within a channel by means of levees;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The time of rising.
2.The concourse of persons who visit a prince or great personage in the morning.
3.A bank or causey, particularly along a river to prevent inundation; as the levees along the Mississippi.