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levy

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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lev=y

CIDE DICTIONARY

levyn. [A contr. of elevenpence or elevenpenny bit.].
     A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 121913 Webster]
levyn. [F. levée, fr. lever to raise. See Lever, and cf. Levee.].
  •  The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "A levy of all the men left under sixty."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.  [1913 Webster]
Levy in mass [F. levée en masse], a requisition of all able-bodied men for military service.
levyv. t. 
  •  To raise, as a siege.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "Augustine . . . inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to levy his power, and to war against them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.  [1913 Webster]
    "If they do this . . . my ransom, then,
    Will soon be levied.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To gather or exact; as, to levy money.  [1913 Webster]
To levy a fine, to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements. Blackstone. -- To levy war, to make or begin war; to take arms for attack; to attack.
levyv. i. 
     To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods.  [1913 Webster]
To levy on goods and chattels, to take into custody or seize specific property in satisfaction of a writ.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

levy, v. & n.
--v.tr. (-ies, -ied)
1 a impose (a rate or toll). b raise (contributions or taxes). c (also absol.) raise (a sum of money) by legal execution or process (the debt was levied on the debtor's goods). d seize (goods) in this way. e extort (levy blackmail).
2 enlist or enrol (troops etc.).
3 (usu. foll. by upon, against) wage, proceed to make (war).
--n. (pl. -ies)
1 a the collecting of a contribution, tax, etc., or of property to satisfy a legal judgement. b a contribution, tax, etc., levied.
2 a the act or an instance of enrolling troops etc. b (in pl.) men enrolled. c a body of men enrolled. d the number of men enrolled.

Derivative
leviable adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF levee fem. past part. of lever f. L levare raise f. levis light

THESAURUS

levy

angary, annex, annexation, annexure, ask, ask for, assess, assessment, attach, attachment, beat the drums, blackmail, boot, bugle call, burden with, call, call for, call to arms, call up, call-up, catchword, cess, challenge, charge, charge for, claim, clamor for, clarion, clarion call, collectivization, collectivize, commandeer, commandeering, communalization, communalize, communization, communize, compulsory military service, confiscate, confiscation, conscience money, conscript, conscription, contribution, cry for, demand, demand for, detach, detach for service, direct tax, distrain, distraint, distress, draft, draft call, drafted man, draftee, drafting, drain, duty, eminent domain, enjoin, enlist, enlistee, enlistment, enroll, enrollee, enrollment, exact, exaction, execution, exhortation, expropriate, expropriation, extort, extortion, extortionate demand, fasten upon, freight with, garnish, garnishment, go for broke, graduated taxation, gung ho, heavy demand, impose, impose on, impose upon, imposition, impost, impound, impoundment, impress, impressment, indent, indirect tax, induct, inductee, induction, inflict on, inflict upon, insistent demand, issue an ultimatum, join, joint return, lay, lay on, list, make a demand, make dutiable, mobilization, mobilize, muster, muster in, nationalization, nationalize, nonnegotiable demand, notice, order, order up, place, place an order, press, pro rata, progressive tax, prorate, put, put down, put in requisition, put on, put upon, raise, rally, rallying cry, raw recruit, rebel yell, recruit, recruiting, recruitment, replevin, replevy, require, requirement, requisition, right of angary, rookie, rush, rush order, saddle with, screw, selectee, selective service, separate returns, sequester, sequestrate, sequestration, set, sign on, sign up, single tax, slogan, socialization, socialize, stick for, subject to, summon, summons, supertax, surtax, tariff, task, tax, tax base, tax dodging, tax evasion, tax exemption, tax return, tax structure, tax withholding, tax-exempt status, taxable income, taxation, taxing, tenderfoot, tithe, toll, trainee, tribute, trumpet call, ultimatum, war cry, war whoop, warn, warning, watchword, weight down with, withholding tax, wrest, wring, yoke with

ROGET THESAURUS

levy

Assemblage

N assemblage, collection, collocation, colligation, compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement, team, concourse, conflux, congregation, contesseration, convergence, meeting, levee, reunion, drawing room, at home, conversazione, assembly, congress, convention, conventicle, gemote, conclave, posse, posse comitatus, Noah's ark, miscellany, collectanea, museum, menagerie, museology, crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, crush, cohue, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, atajo, bunch, drive, force, mulada, remuda, roundup, array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, host, populousness, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, volley, shower, storm, cloud, group, cluster, Pleiades, clump, pencil, set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, fascine, fasces, bale, seron, seroon, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, fardel, stack, sheaf, haycock, fascicle, fascicule, fasciculus, gavel, hattock, stook, accumulation, congeries, heap, lump, pile, rouleau, tissue, mass, pyramid, bing, drift, snowball, snowdrift, acervation, cumulation, glomeration, agglomeration, conglobation, conglomeration, conglomerate, coacervate, coacervation, coagmentation, aggregation, concentration, congestion, omnium gaterum, spicilegium, black hole of Calcutta, quantity, collector, gatherer, whip, whipper in, assembled, closely packed, dense, serried, crowded to suffocation, teeming, swarming, populous, as thick as hops, all of a heap, fasciculated cumulative, the plot thickens, acervatim, tibi seris tibi metis.

Combatant

N combatant, disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent, competitor, rival, corrival, fighter, assailant, champion, Paladin, mosstrooper, swashbuckler fire eater, duelist, bully, bludgeon man, rough, prize fighter, pugilist, boxer, bruiser, the fancy, gladiator, athlete, wrestler, fighting-cock, game-cock, warrior, soldier, fighting man, Amazon, man at arms, armigerent, campaigner, veteran, swordsman, sabreur, redcoat, military man, Rajput, armed force, troops, soldiery, military forces, sabaoth, the army, standing army, regulars, the line, troops of the line, militia, yeomanry, volunteers, trainband, fencible, auxiliary, bersagliere, brave, garde-nationale, garde-royale, minuteman, auxiliary forces, reserve forces, reserves, posse comitatus, national guard, gendarme, beefeater, guards, guardsman, yeomen of the guard, life guards, household troops, janissary, myrmidon, Mama, Mameluke, spahee, spahi, Cossack, Croat, Pandoz, irregular, guerilla, partisan, condottiere, franctireur, tirailleur, bashi-bazouk, vietminh, vietcong, shining path, contras, huk, hukbalahap, mercenary, soldier of fortune, hired gun, gunfighter, gunslinger, bushwhacker, free lance, companion, Hessian, hit man torpedo, soldier, levy, draught, Landwehr, Landsturm, conscript, recruit, cadet, raw levies, infantry, infantryman, private, private soldier, foot soldier, Tommy Atkins, rank and file, peon, trooper, sepoy, legionnaire, legionary, cannon fodder, food for powder, officer, subaltern, ensign, standard bearer, spearman, pikeman, spear bearer, halberdier, lancer, musketeer, carabineer, rifleman, jager, sharpshooter, yager, skirmisher, grenadier, fusileer, archer, bowman, horse and foot, horse soldier, cavalry, horse, artillery, horse artillery, light horse, voltigeur, uhlan, mounted rifles, dragoon, hussar, light dragoon, heavy dragoon, heavy, cuirassier, Foot Guards, Horse Guards, gunner, cannoneer, bombardier, artilleryman, matross, sapper, sapper and miner, engineer, light infantry, rifles, chasseur, zouave, military train, coolie, army, corps d'armee, host, division, battalia, column, wing, detachment, garrison, flying column, brigade, regiment, corps, battalion, sotnia, squadron, company, platoon, battery, subdivision, section, squad, piquet, picket, guard, rank, file, legion, phalanx, cohort, cloud of skirmishers, war horse, charger, destrier, marine, man-of-war's man, navy, wooden walls, naval forces, fleet, flotilla, armada, squadron, man-of-war, destroyer, submarine, minesweeper, torpedo-boat, torpedo-destroyer, patrol torpedo boat, PT boat, torpedo- catcher, war castle, H, M, S, battleship, battle wagon, dreadnought, line of battle ship, ship of the line, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, helicopter carrier, missile platform, missile boat, ironclad, turret ship, ram, monitor, floating battery, first- rate, frigate, sloop of war, corvette, gunboat, bomb vessel, flagship, guard ship, cruiser, armored cruiser, protected cruiser, privateer, tender, store ship, troop ship, transport, catamaran, merchant marine.

Taking

VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.

Price

N price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure, demand, damage, fare, hire, wages, value, dues, duty, toll, tax, impost, cess, sess, tallage, levy, abkari, capitation tax, poll tax, doomage, likin, gabel, gabelle, gavel, octroi, custom, excise, assessment, benevolence, tithe, tenths, exactment, ransom, salvage, tariff, brokerage, wharfage, freightage, bill, shot, priced, to the tune of, ad valorem, dutiable, mercenary, venal, no penny no paternoster, point d'argent point de Suisse, no longer pipe no longer dance, no song no supper, if you dance you have to pay the piper, you get what you pay for, there's no such thing as a free lunch, one may have it for, a bon marche.


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