from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lewis, Carl Born 1961. American athlete. Winner of nine Olympic gold medals, including four in the long jump, he duplicated in the 1984 Olympics Jesse Owens's feat of winning the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the four-by-100-meter relay.
  • Lewis, Cecil Day See Cecil Day Lewis.
  • Lewis, C(live) S(taples) 1898-1963. British writer and critic. His works include The Allegory of Love (1936) and a series of fictional books for children collectively known as The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956).
  • Lewis, Edward 1918-2004. American biologist who shared a 1995 Nobel Prize in medicine. His research showed how a family of genes controls the embryonic development of the body segment of fruit flies.
  • Lewis, (Harry) Sinclair 1885-1951. American novelist who satirized middle-class America in his 22 works, including Babbitt (1922) and Elmer Gantry (1927). He was the first American to receive (1930) a Nobel Prize for literature.
  • Lewis, Henry 1932-1996. American conductor who, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, became the first African American to conduct a major symphony orchestra (1961).
  • Lewis, Jerry Lee Born 1935. American musician and singer. Noted for his lively performing style and driving piano rhythms, he created such hit songs as "Great Balls of Fire” (1957).
  • Lewis, John Llewellyn 1880-1969. American labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America (1920-1960) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1935-1940).
  • Lewis, Matthew Gregory 1775-1818. British gothic writer who is remembered for the novel The Monk (1796), for which he was known as "Monk Lewis.”
  • Lewis, Meriwether 1774-1809. American soldier and explorer who led the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806) from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River and served as governor of the Louisiana Territory (1806-1809).
  • Lewis, (Percy) Wyndham 1884-1957. British writer and artist. He wrote the novels The Apes of God (1930) and Revenge for Love (1937) and painted portraits of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.
  • proper n. An English patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A Welsh surname; anglicized form of Llewellyn.
  • proper n. The Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • proper n. 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.


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