What does Levant mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Levant, Levant morocco(noun)

    a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding

  2. Levant(verb)

    the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel

  3. levant(verb)

    run off without paying a debt


  1. Levant(ProperNoun)

    The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea variously:

  2. Levant(ProperNoun)

    An easterly wind, generally in the western Mediterranean Sea

  3. Origin: Transferral use of Levant, from levant. Compare French faire voile en Levant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Levant(adj)

    rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant

  2. Levant(noun)

    the countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters

  3. Levant(noun)

    a levanter (the wind so called)

  4. Levant(adj)


  5. Levant(verb)

    to run away from one's debts; to decamp

  6. Origin: [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. Levant

    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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Levant

    le-vant′, n. the point where the sun rises: the East: the coasts of the Mediterranean east of Italy.—adj. Lev′ant, or Lē′vant, eastern.—n. Levant′er, a strong easterly wind in the Levant.—adj. Levant′ine, belonging to the Levant. [Fr. levant—L. levāre, to raise.]

  2. Levant

    le-vant′, v.i. to decamp.—n. Levant′er, one who runs away dishonourably, who dodges paying his bets, &c. [Sp. levantar, to move—L. levāre, to raise.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Levant

    a name given to the E. of the Mediterranean and the regions adjoining by the western peoples of the Mediterranean.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Levant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Levant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Talal Ali Selo:

    Ahrar al-Sham and the Levant Front were dragged behind the lie of the Nusra Front.

  2. Le Drian:

    France cannot do everything, in the Sahel, in the Central African Republic, in the Levant and then secure its national territory.

  3. Israel Hershkovitz:

    The co-existence of these two populations in a confined geographic region at the same time that genetic models predict interbreeding promotes the notion that interbreeding may have occurred in the Levant region.

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