adjective, lewder, lewdest.
inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious.
obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
characterized by or intended to excite crude sexual desire; obscene
Old English læwede “nonclerical,” of uncertain origin but probably ultimately from Vulgar Latin *laigo-, from Latin laicus (see lay (adj.)). Sense of “unlettered, uneducated” (early 13c.) descended to “coarse, vile, lustful” by late 14c. Related: Lewdly; lewdness.
(Acts 18:14), villany or wickedness, not lewdness in the modern sense of the word. The word “lewd” is from the Saxon, and means properly “ignorant,” “unlearned,” and hence low, vicious (Acts 17:5).
[loo-is] /ˈlu ɪs/ noun 1. George Henry, 1817–78, English writer and critic. 2. a city in East Sussex, in SE England: battle 1264. 3. a river flowing N and NW from Tagish Lake to join the Pelly River, in S Yukon Territory, Canada, forming the Yukon River: called the Upper Yukon River since 1945. About […]
[loo-is] /ˈlu ɪs/ noun 1. a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone. [loo-is] /ˈlu ɪs/ noun 1. Carl (Frederick Carlton Lewis) born 1961, U.S. track and field athlete. 2. C(ecil) Day, 1904–72, British poet: poet laureate after 1968. […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. any substance capable of forming a covalent bond with a base by accepting a pair of electrons from it. noun 1. a substance capable of accepting a pair of electrons from a base to form a covalent bond Compare Lewis base
- Lewis and clark expedition
A journey made by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, to explore the American Northwest, newly purchased from France, and some territories beyond. The expedition started from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved up the Missouri River and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. The information that Lewis and […]