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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'VANT, a. [L. levo.]
Eastern; denoting the part of the hemisphere where the sun rises.
Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds.
LEVANT', n. Properly, a country to the eastward; but appropriately, the countries of Turkey, Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, Egypt, etc. which are washed by the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding [syn: Levant, Levant morocco]
2: the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel v
1: run off without paying a debt

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps from Spanish levantar to break camp, ultimately from Latin levare Date: 1797 chiefly British to run away from a debt

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geographical name the countries bordering on the E Mediterranean Levantine adjective or noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (prec. by the) the eastern part of the Mediterranean with its islands and neighbouring countries. Phrases and idioms: Levant morocco high-grade large-grained morocco leather. Etymology: F, pres. part. of lever rise, used as noun = point of sunrise, east

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. Brit. abscond or bolt, esp. with betting or gaming losses unpaid. Etymology: perh. f. LEVANT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Levant Le"vant (l[=e]"vant), a. [F., p. pr. of lever to raise.] (Law) Rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Levant Le*vant" (l[-e]*v[a^]nt"), n. [It. levante the point where the sun rises, the east, the Levant, fr. levare to raise, levarsi to rise: cf. F. levant. See Lever.] 1. The countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters. 2. A levanter (the wind so called).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Levant Le"vant (l[=e]"vant; 277), a. Eastern. [Obs.] Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Levant Le*vant" (l[-e]*v[a^]nt"), v. i. [Cf. Sp. levantar to raise, go from one place to another.] To run away from one's debts; to decamp. [Colloq. Eng.] --Thackeray.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. The East, eastern coasts of the Mediterranean.

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