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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levant  \Le"vant\  (l[=e]"vant;  277),  a. 
  Eastern.  [Obs.] 
 
  Forth  rush  the  levant  and  the  ponent  winds.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Levant 
  n  :  the  former  name  for  the  geographical  area  of  the  eastern 
  Mediterranean  that  is  now  occupied  by  Lebanon  and  Syria 
  and  Israel  [syn:  {Levant}] 
  v  :  run  off  without  paying  a  debt 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Levant,  KS 
  Zip  code(s):  67743 
  Levant,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04456 




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