3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Levee \Lev"ee\ (l[e^]v"[-e]; often l[e^]v*[=e]" in U. S.), noun [F. lever, fr. lever to raise, se lever to rise. See {Lever}, n.]

1. The act of rising. " The sun's levee." --Gray.

2. A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in distinction from a {soir['e]e}, or evening assembly; a {matin['e]e}; hence, also, any general or somewhat miscellaneous gathering of guests, whether in the daytime or evening; as, the president's levee.

Note: In England a ceremonious day reception, when attended by both ladies and gentlemen, is called a {drawing-room}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

matin'ee \mat'i*n['e]e"\, noun [F., from matin. See {Matin}.] A reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment, held in the daytime. See {Soir['e]e}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)

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