Levant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v levant run off without paying a debt
    • n Levant the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
    • n Levant a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Levant A levanter (the wind so called).
    • a Levant Eastern. "Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds."
    • a Levant (Law) Rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.
    • Levant The countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters.
    • v. i Levant To run away from one's debts; to decamp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • levant Rising. Minsheu, 1617;
    • levant Eastern; coming from the direction in which the sun rises.
    • levant [capitalized] In geology, appellative of the fourth of Professor H. Rogers's fifteen divisions of the Paleozoic strata in the Appalachian chain, the names of which suggest metaphorically the different natural periods of the day. It is the equivalent of the lower part of the Upper Silurian, and represents the Oneida conglomerate and Medina sandstone of the New York Survey. See Medina sandstone, under sandstone.
    • n levant Same as lavant.
    • n levant [capitalized] The region east of Italy lying on and near the Mediterranean, sometimes reckoned as extending east to the Euphrates and as taking in the Nile valley, thus including Greece and Egypt; more specifically, the coast-region and islands of Asia Minor and Syria: a name originally given by the Italians.
    • n levant An easterly wind blowing up the Mediterranean; a levanter.
    • n levant Same as levant morocco.
    • levant Of or pertaining to or obtained from the Levant.
    • levant To run away; decamp.
    • levant Used only in the imperative, in the exclamatory phrase levant me, a mild imprecation much like blow me!
    • n levant A bet made by one who expects to evade paying if he loses.
    • n levant In leather manufacturing, artificial blood used instead of real blood for obtaining a perfect black.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Levant le-vant′ the point where the sun rises: the East: the coasts of the Mediterranean east of Italy
    • adj Levant eastern
    • adj Levant eastern
    • v.i Levant le-vant′ to decamp
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. levante, the point where the sun rises, the east, the Levant, fr. levare, to raise, levarsi, to rise: cf. F. levant,. See Lever
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. levantar, to move—L. levāre, to raise.

Usage

In literature:

Europe's first knowledge of coffee was brought by travelers returning from the Far East and the Levant.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Greece and Turkey both yield cotton which goes by the name of Levant Cotton.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
At that time, Levant W. Barnhart was but nineteen years of age and a boy of remarkable gifts.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The Protestants will have to levant in double-quick time.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Will the Levant acknowledge the supremacy of the Orient?
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
Yet the Levant is a curious place for a whale to be lurking in.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
I say fortunately, as in consequence of a very strong Levanter the Captn.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
They operate a chain of banks through the Levant.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
For this purpose he visited the Levant and Egypt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
He therefore resolved to cut off entirely the mid-way connection between the Levant and the chief markets of Asia.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
Hence, the parity of all religions in the Levant had to be recognised.
"Notes on the Diplomatic History of the Jewish Question" by Lucien Wolf
Throughout the Levant it is considered a mortuary color; and, moreover, I like its symbolism.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
He and his kind swarm in the ports of the Levant, the Semitic parasites of sea-borne commerce, yet rarely setting foot upon a ship.
"Command" by William McFee
Reginald St. John, a "levanter" from the Oaks.
"Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq. Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Provveditore Generale di Mare, the head of the Venetian forces in the Levant, i.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
And so, doubtless, did another which he has described as passing over the Levant.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
In crushed Levant, with silk linings, $25.00.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company
It contains the whole fate of the Levant in its inside.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
I could have sworn that it had been manufactured east of the Levant.
"Mr. Punch's After-Dinner Stories"
Might alone made right in the waters of the Levant, and especially so in the Grecian archipelago.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

The slow Levant came up too late;
No need had we to stir.
Her decks we swept with fire, and kept
The flies from troubling her.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
iAy! pense; icuantas veces el genio
Asi duerme en el fondo del alma,
Y una voz, como Lazaro, espera
Que le diga: "Levantate y anda!"
"Rimas VII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

In news:

In this politically, religiously and ethnically fraught corner of the world, Amman 's cuisine of the Levant -- named for the area bounded by the Mediterranean and the Arabian peninsula -- is a symbol of war and identity.
Roma group's complaint against Ezra Levant prompts Toronto police investigation.
Levant 's oil polemic witty, but that doesn't make it right.
His two goals against Malaga gave him 15 in the league this season, three clear of his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo -- who scored the opener in Real Madrid's 2-1 win on a waterlogged pitch at Levante in Sunday's late match.
The lack of snow has changed some of the plans but the ride will still kick off at the Hungry Hollow 76ers Snowmobile Club in Levant.
Levant's oil polemic witty, but that doesn't make it right.
Barcelona 's Villa to miss Levante visit.
The Leviathan-1 well has become the Levant basin's deepest known penetration at a total depth of 21,400 ft, where Noble Energy Inc halted drilling due to high pressure and mechanical limits of the wellbore design.
Daniel Alves is consoled by Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova after limping off at Levante.
Messi scored twice on Sunday against Levante, bringing his total for the year to 82.
He was born April 25, 1920 in Levant, N.Y.
Formerly of Falconer, N.Y. And Granbury, Texas, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, in Wytheville, Va. Ellie was born April 25, 1920, in Levant, N.Y.
A meeting between two Primera Liga rivals in Levante was as close as predicted, with neither the hosts nor Real Zaragoza willing to give an inch.
Eva Mendes and Denis Levant in " Holy Motors".
SESTRI LEVANTE, Italy (AP) – Lars Bak won the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia and Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead Thursday.
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In science:

Except where speci fied, the discussion focuses on the case re levant for clusters in which the mean magnetic field is negligible.
Thermal conduction and particle transport in strong MHD turbulence, with application to galaxy-cluster plasmas
In particu lar, we g ive a deta i led proo f of the fact that measuring the row is not re levant for Strong Fourier Samp l ing.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
The issue is particularly re levant in the context of WR stars as GRB progenitors, as there have been several suggestions that the required radii of GRB progenitors are up to an order of magnitude (∼ 1 R⊙ vs. ∼ 10 R⊙ ) smaller than the radii of observed WR stars (Modjaz et al. 2009; Cui et al. 2010).
Stellar envelope inflation near the Eddington limit. Implications for the radii of Wolf-Rayet stars and luminous blue variables
The turbulent cascade of the compressive fluctuations and the re levant solar-wind data is discussed further in § 6.3.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
We do not expect large changes in our results when modifying the stellar radiation field or ionization parameter within the limits re levant to bright H  regions.
Enrichment of the ISM by metal-rich droplets and the abundance bias in HII regions
Since the product measures νφ and the conditional distributions µL,N are exchangeable and independent of the jump probabilities p(x, y ), the spatial structure of zero-range con figurations is irre levant for our results.
Zero Range Condensation at Criticality
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