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Noun: Lewis  loo-is
  1. English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)
    - C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis
     
  2. United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    - Jerry Lee Lewis
     
  3. United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    - Carl Lewis, Frederick Carleton Lewis
     
  4. United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)
    - Sinclair Lewis, Harry Sinclair Lewis
     
  5. United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    - Meriwether Lewis
     
  6. United States labour leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)
    - John L. Lewis, John Llewelly Lewis

Type of: adventurer, author, explorer, jumper, labor leader [US], labour leader [Brit, Cdn], pianist, piano player, rock star, sprinter, writer

Encyclopedia: Lewis, Oregon