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  1. Le·ver·hulme, 1st Viscount
    IPA[ˈlevərhyo͞om]
    • 1. (1851–1925), English industrialist and philanthropist; born William Hesketh Lever. He and his brother founded Lever Bros., the company that later formed the basis of the international corporation Unilever. He founded the model village Port Sunlight for his company's workers.

    • (1851–1925), English industrialist and philanthropist; born William Hesketh Lever. He and his brother manufactured soap under the trade name Sunlight; their company, Lever Bros., came to form the basis of the international corporation Unilever. Leverhulme founded the model village Port Sunlight for his company's workers.
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