[l_ˈɛ_v_ɪ], [lˈɛvɪ], [lˈɛvɪ]

Definitions of levy:

  1.   impose and collect; " levy a fine"
  2.   To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
  3.   To raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax:- pr. p. levying; pa. t. and pa. p. levied.
  4.   That which is levied, as money or troops.
  5.   To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
  6.   The act of laying for that which is levied, whether in men or taxes. Levy in mass, a requisition for service of all liable to bear arms.
  7.   The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.
  8.   To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
  9.   To raise or collect by compulsion, as an army or a tax.
  10.   To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods.
  11.   To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
  12.   To make a forced seizure in order to collect money; as, to levy on household goods for unpaid rent.
  13.   A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar ( or 12 cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.
  14.   To raise, as a siege.
  15.   cause to assemble or enlist; " raise an army"
  16.   The act of collecting men for some service; the men thus collected; the act of raising money by assessment.
  17.   the act of drafting into military service
  18.   The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.
  19.   The act of collecting or raising by compulsion, as money or men; the amount or number raised.
  20.   To exact by compulsion; make a levy.
  21.   To raise; to collect, said of troops or taxes.
  22.   a charge imposed and collected
  23.   To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
  24.   Levying.
  25.   Act of raising money or troops by authority.
  26.   The act of levying or collecting compulsorily.
  27.   The act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected.
  28.   Levied.
  29.   That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
  30.   cause to assemble or enlist in the military; " raise an army"; " recruit new soldiers"
  31.   To raise; to collect, as an army or a tax. To levy war, to raise or begin war; to attack. To levy a fine, to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements.
  32.   To collect by authority.

Quotes for levy:

  1. We have to shore this thing up like a New Orleans levy – Richard Carlson
  2. Our co -founder and company president, Jim Levy came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion. – David Crane
  3. Our port facilities should have the freedom to levy a market -based container fee which will provide new revenue and make our system more equitable to the American taxpayer and American manufacturers. – Dana Rohrabacher

Usage examples for levy:

  1. While the enemy was taking up his dead and hastily burying them as he could, and those who obtained permission were secretly planning their retreat, word was brought to Demosthenes and the Acarnanians that the Ambraciots from the city, in compliance with the first message from Olpae, were on the march with their whole levy through Amphilochia to join their countrymen at Olpae, knowing nothing of what had occurred. ” – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. Congress is only authorized to levy taxes " to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States". ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Levy said: " Right now." ” – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  4. The ruler’ s station and calling is to choose instruments, and levy forces for the defence thereof. ” – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  5. That The Present Public Resolutions, Expressed In The Commission’ s Answer To The Parliament’ s Query, And The Act Of The Levy Do Not Exclude That Party. ” – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  6. It's Levy Moss' reminder about that bill! ” – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  7. He humbly sought their permission to levy a few taxes. ” – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  8. Willow- palm was golden in the hedges when the King of England's men filled Normandy, and Gilles de Gurdun, having been healed of his wounds, rode towards Rouen at the head of his levy – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  9. He might declare war, levy troops, appoint to all offices, or remove from them, at pleasure. ” – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  10. He was a prominent member of the House of Burgesses in 1768, when Virginia blood and Virginia patriotism were roused and passed the memorable resolutions asserting their exclusive right to levy their own taxes- accused ministers and Parliament of violating the British Constitution and denied the right of the crown to transport and try persons in England for crimes committed in America. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  11. In most cases the official had nothing left to him but to confirm the sentence and to levy the customary fred. ” – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  12. “ Mr. Levy exclaimed angrily. ” – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. They proved to be the balance of power, and a new director was elected, and a vote was carried for nine months school and for a levy large enough to pay a good teacher. ” – Tales and Trails of Wakarusa by Alexander Miller Harvey
  14. When any of the associates is in danger, and calls for the assistance of his fellows, they promise, besides flying to his succour, to give information to the sheriff; and if he be negligent in protecting the person exposed to danger, they engage to levy a fine of one pound upon him: if the president of the society himself be wanting in this particular, he binds himself to pay one pound; unless he has the reasonable excuse of sickness, or of duty to his superior. ” – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  15. Then, as Jake stoutly refused to tell where it came from, Joe rushed into the kitchen, exclaiming,- " Mammy, Jake's stole a levy – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  16. Less meat to be had; nothing decided about the new levy of money, except that the people will not or cannot pay. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  17. “ Mr. Levy had taken out the four bills from the same case, and had placed them on the table before him. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  18. Congress had been willing to levy almost any rates that anybody desired. ” – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  19. But they soon made it appear that the end proposed was only to ascertain who were the subjects from whom they could levy the most enormous extortions. ” – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  20. “ A community organized to comply with the foregoing requirements- divided into wards, having a council made up of aldermen from those wards, having a council authorized to levy taxes at its discretion, having a municipal court, having regularly employed police acting under the direction of the mayor- is a city, as the term is generally used in the United States. ” – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary

Rhymes for levy:

Idioms for levy:

  • levy sth ( up) on sm or sth;