Le"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.


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Le*vant" (?), n. [It. levante the point where the sum rises, the east, the Levant, fr.levare to raise, levarsi to rise: cf. F. levant. See Lever.]


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


A levanter (the wind so called).


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Le"vant (?), a.



Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds. Milton.


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Le*vant" (?), v. i. [Cf. Sp. levantar to raise, go from one place to another.]

To run away from one's debts; to decamp.

[Colloq. Eng.]



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