AskDefine | Define levy

Dictionary Definition



1 a charge imposed and collected
2 the act of drafting into military service [syn: levy en masse]


1 impose and collect; "levy a fine" [syn: impose]
2 cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: recruit, raise] [also: levied]

User Contributed Dictionary



From leve, from levée, from lever "to raise".


  1. To impose a tax or fine, to collect monies due, or to confiscate property
  2. To draft someone into military service
  3. To wage war


To impose a tax
To impose a fine
To confiscate property
To draft into military service
To wage war


  1. The act of levying
  2. The tax, property or people so levied


The act of levying

See also



  1. A thin, flat object of uniform thickness; a plate. (A thick plate may also be called laatta).
  2. A board, as a flat construction material supplied in sheets, such as chipboard, or a sheet of such material.
  3. A slab, as a thick, flat piece of material.
  4. A disk for storing data.
  5. A recording of a piece of music made on a disc, or a disc on which music is saved. If there's a need to be specific, a recording may also be called levytys.

Related terms


A disc on which music has been recorded

Extensive Definition

Levy or Lévy may refer to:


See also

levy in German: Levy
levy in French: Lévy
levy in Japanese: レヴィ
charles levy: amazing socioligy teacher

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