Definitions for Levantlɪˈvænt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the lands bordering the E shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Category: Geography (places)
Origin of Levant:
1490–1500; earlier levaunt < MF levant, n. use (with reference to rising sun) of prp. of lever to raise (se lever to rise). See lever
Levant, Levant morocco(noun)
a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding
the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
run off without paying a debt
The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea variously:
An easterly wind, generally in the western Mediterranean Sea
Origin: Transferral use of Levant, from levant. Compare French faire voile en Levant.
rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant
the countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters
a levanter (the wind so called)
to run away from one's debts; to decamp
The Levant or Arabic: المشرق العربي al-Mashrīq al-'Arabiyy; Hebrew: כְּנָעַן Kənáʿan, also known as the region of Syria or the Eastern Mediterranean, is a geographic and cultural region consisting of the "eastern Mediterranean littoral between Anatolia and Egypt". The Levant consists today of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Cyprus and parts of southern Turkey. Iraq and the Sinai Peninsula are also sometimes included. Precise definitions have varied over time, and the term originally had a broader and less well defined usage. The Levant has been described as the "crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and northeast Africa".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name given to the E. of the Mediterranean and the regions adjoining by the western peoples of the Mediterranean.
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