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 for Levee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in
        distinction from a soir['e]e, or evening assembly; a
        matin['e]e; hence, also, any general or somewhat
        miscellaneous gathering of guests, whether in the daytime
        or evening; as, the president's levee.
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     Note: In England a ceremonious day reception, when attended
           by both ladies and gentlemen, is called a
           drawing-room.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levee \Lev"ee\, v. t.
     To attend the levee or levees of.
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           He levees all the great.                 --Young.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levee \Lev"ee\, v. t.
     To keep within a channel by means of levees; as, to levee a
     river. [U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  levee
      n 1: a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal
           court)
      2: a pier that provides a landing place on a river
      3: an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from
         overflowing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "levee":
     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
  
  

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