—n. 1. an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river.
2. Geol.See natural levee. 3. Agric.one of the small continuous ridges surrounding fields that are to be irrigated.
4. Hist.a landing place for ships; quay.
—v.t. to furnish with a levee: to levee a treacherous stream.
Pronunciation: (lev'ē, le-vē'),[key] —n. 1. (in Great Britain) a public court assembly, held in the early afternoon, at which men only are received.
2. a reception, usually in someone's honor: a presidential levee at the White House. 3. Hist.a reception of visitors held on rising from bed, as formerly by a royal or other personage.