levant

verb
le·​vant | \ lə-ˈvant How to pronounce levant (audio) \
levanted; levanting; levants

Definition of levant

intransitive verb

chiefly British
: to run away from a debt

First Known Use of levant

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for levant

perhaps from Spanish levantar to break camp, ultimately from Latin levare

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“Levant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levant. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Levant geographical name

Le·​vant | \ lə-ˈvant How to pronounce Levant (audio) \

Definition of Levant

the countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean Sea often thought of as extending from Greece to Egypt

Other Words from levant

Levantine \ ˈle-​vən-​ˌtīn How to pronounce Levant (audio) , -​ˌtēn , lə-​ˈvan-​ \ adjective or noun

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