levant

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verb le·vant \lə-ˈvant\

Definition of levant

chiefly British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to run away from a debt

Origin and Etymology of levant

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


First Known Use: 1797


Levant

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geographical name Le·vant \lə-ˈvant\

Definition of Levant

  1. the countries bordering on the E Mediterranean

Levantine

play \ˈle-vən-ˌtīn, -ˌtēn, lə-ˈvan-\ adjective or noun

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