- The act of rising."The sun's levee." [Gray.]
- A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in distinction from a soirée, or evening assembly; a matinée; 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.
Etymology: F. lever, fr. lever to raise, se lever to rise. See Lever (n.)