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Levi's

[lee-vahyz] /ˈli vaɪz/
(used with a plural verb) Trademark.
1.
a brand of clothing, especially blue jeans.
Compare blue jeans.

Lévis

[lee-vis; French ley-vee] /ˈli vɪs; French leɪˈvi/
noun
1.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, across from Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.

Levi

[lee-vahy, ley-vee; for 5 also lee-vee] /ˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi; for 5 also ˈli vi/
noun
1.
a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:34.
2.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3.
original name of Matthew (def 1).
4.
a Levite.
5.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “a joining.”.

Levi

[le-vee] /ˈlɛ vi/
noun
1.
Carlo
[kahr-law] /ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA),
1902–75, Italian painter and writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for levis

Levi1

/ˈliːvaɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament)
  1. the third son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of the tribe of Levi (Genesis 29:34)
  2. the priestly tribe descended from this patriarch (Numbers 18:21–24)
2.
(New Testament) another name for Matthew the apostle

Levi2

/Italian ˈlɛːvi/
noun
1.
Carlo. 1902–75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
2.
Primo (ˈpriːməʊ). 1919–87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide

Levi3

/ˈliːvaɪ; Hebrew ˈlevi/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service

Levi's

/ˈliːvaɪz/
plural noun
1.
trademark jeans, usually blue and made of denim
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Word Origin and History for levis

Levis

n.

1926, American English, originally Levi's, from Levi Strauss and Company, original manufacturer. Strauss' innovation was the copper rivets at strain points. A cowboy's accessory, adopted as a fashion c.1940s.

Levi

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob by Leah, from Hebrew lewi, literally "joining, pledging, attached," from stem of lawah "he joined."

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Slang definitions & phrases for levis

levies

noun

Blue denim dungaree pants; blue jeans

[1940s+; fr Levi Strauss2 ,a mid-1800s Westerncompanythatmadeandmakessuchgarments]


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levis in the Bible

adhesion. (1.) The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah's words (Gen. 29:34), "This time will my husband be joined [Heb. yillaveh] unto me." He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah (Gen. 34:25-31). He and his three sons went down with Jacob (46:11) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years (Ex. 6:16). (2.) The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 3:29). (3.) Luke 3:24. (4.) One of the apostles, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27, 29), called also Matthew (Matt. 9:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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