Main meanings of lewis in English

: lewis1Lewis2

lewis1

Pronunciation /ˈluːɪs/

noun

  • A steel device for gripping heavy blocks of stone or concrete for lifting, consisting of three pieces arranged to form a dovetail, the outside pieces being fixed in a dovetail mortise by the insertion of the middle piece.

Origin

Late Middle English probably from Old French lous, plural of lou(p) ‘wolf’, the name of a kind of siege engine.

Main meanings of Lewis in English

: lewis1Lewis2

Lewis2

Pronunciation /ˈluːɪs/

proper noun

  • The northern part of the island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.