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Webster 1913 Edition


Levant

Le′vant

(lē′vant)
,
Adj.
[F., p. pr. of
lever
to raise.]
(Law)
Rising or having risen from rest; – said of cattle. See
Couchant and levant
, under
Couchant
.

Le-vant′

(lē̍-vănt′)
,
Noun.
[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).

Le′vant

(lē′vant; 277)
,
Adj.
Eastern.
[Obs.]
Forth rush the
levant
and the ponent winds.
Milton.

Le-vant′

(lē̍-vănt′)
,
Verb.
I.
[Cf. Sp.
levantar
to raise, go from one place to another.]
To run away from one’s debts; to decamp.
[Colloq. Eng.]
Thackeray.

Webster 1828 Edition


Levant

LE'VANT

,
Adj.
[L. levo.]
Eastern; denoting the part of the hemisphere where the sun rises.
Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds.

Definition 2022


Levant

Levant

See also: levant

English

Proper noun

Levant

  1. The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea, namely Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Cyprus (and sometimes also including Turkey and Egypt).
  2. An easterly wind, generally in the western Mediterranean Sea

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Levant ?

  1. Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)

French

Levant

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lə.vɑ̃/

Proper noun

Levant m

  1. (dated) Orient (the countries of Asia)

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lěʋant/
  • Hyphenation: Le‧vant

Proper noun

Lèvant m (Cyrillic spelling Лѐвант)

  1. Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)

Declension

levant

levant

See also: Levant

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɪˈvænt/

Noun

levant (plural levants)

  1. A disappearing or absconding after losing a bet.

Verb

levant (third-person singular simple present levants, present participle levanting, simple past and past participle levanted)

  1. To abscond or run away, especially to avoid paying money or debts.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 16:
      In a mighty little time their husbands played them false and, taking whatever they could lay hands upon, levanted and left them in the lurch.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      He died of a Tuesday. Got the run. Levanted with the cash of a few ads.

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Etymology 2

From French levant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛvənt/

Adjective

levant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Rising, of an animal.
  2. (law) Rising or having risen from rest; said of cattle.
  3. (poetic) Eastern.
    • Milton
      Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds.

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French

Etymology

Participle adjective of lever (to raise). Cf. also Latin levans; compare Italian levante.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lə.vɑ̃/

Adjective

levant m (feminine singular levante, masculine plural levants, feminine plural levantes)

  1. (of the moon, the sun, etc.) rising

Noun

levant m (uncountable)

  1. the east, the orient

Verb

levant

  1. present participle of lever

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Latin

Verb

levant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of levō