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An example use of lewis in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of lewis


  1. An unincorporated community in North Carolina.
  2. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
  3. A Welsh patronymic surname, an adopted anglicization of Llywelyn.
  4. A town in Lewis County, New York; named for its county, itself for Morgan Lewis.
  5. A city in Iowa.
  6. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for landowner Howell Lewis.
  7. A town in Vermont; named for landowners Nathan, Sevignior and Timothy Lewis.
  8. A city in Kansas; named for journalist M. M. Lewis.
  9. An Irish patronymic surname, an anglicization of Lobhaois, itself from Old French Louis.
  10. A male given name from Frankish.
  11. An English patronymic surname​.
  12. A census-designated place in Wisconsin; named for founder Charles E. Lewis.
  13. A surname​.
  14. A ghost town in California.
  15. A town in Essex County, New York; named for Morgan Lewis, 3rd Governor of New York.
  16. A locale in the United States.
  17. A census-designated place in Colorado.
  18. The title given to a partially apprenticed Freemason who is normally the Master or Son of a practicing Freemason; one practising or learning the degrees of Freemasonry after introduction to the degrees and before full induction or before becoming a Worshipful Brother.
  19. Ellipsis of Isle of Lewis; an island in Scotland, United Kingdom.


  1. A cramp iron inserted into a cavity in order to lift heavy stones; used as a symbol of strength in Freemasonry.
  2. The son of a Freemason, envisaged as assisting his father in heavy work or in old age.
  3. A kind of shears used in cropping woollen cloth.

lewis frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word lewis occurs in english on average 19.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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