levy

[l_ˈɛ_v_ɪ], [lˈɛvɪ], [lˈɛvɪ]

Definitions of levy:

  1.   Act of raising money or troops by authority. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2.   The act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   To make a forced seizure in order to collect money; as, to levy on household goods for unpaid rent. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Levied. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   To raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax:- pr. p. levying; pa. t. and pa. p. levied. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   To collect by authority. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   The act of collecting men for some service; the men thus collected; the act of raising money by assessment. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10.   To raise; to collect, said of troops or taxes. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   To raise or collect by compulsion, as an army or a tax. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12.   Levying. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13.   The act of collecting or raising by compulsion, as money or men; the amount or number raised. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. 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
  2. “ 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Levy said: " Right now." ” – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  6. It's Levy Moss' reminder about that bill! ” – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  7. 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
  8. “ Mr. Levy exclaimed angrily. ” – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Idioms for levy:

  • levy sth ( up) on sm or sth;
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