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Meaning of LEVANT

Pronunciation:  li'vant, li'vant

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

LEVANT is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: Levant morocco
 
 See Also: abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, go off, Levantine, morocco, run off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    
  2. \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).
    
    
  3. \Le"vant\ (l[=e]"vant; 277), a.
    Eastern. [Obs.]
    
          Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds. --Milton.
    
    
  4. \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.
    
    
    
    
 
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