- to leave secretly or hurriedly to avoid paying debts.
Origin of levant
- the lands bordering the E shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Also called Levant morocco. a superior grade of morocco having a large and prominent grain, originally made in the Levant.
Origin of Levant
Examples from the Web for levant
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, joining in the chorus, severely berates Tehran for its role in the Levant.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most
November 22, 2014
An easing of tensions between al Qaeda and ISIS presents dangers for America in its military campaign in the Levant.Al Qaeda Plotters in Syria ‘Went Dark,’ U.S. Spies Say
September 24, 2014
The Levant is already a far cry from the cosmopolitan melting pot it once was.Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire
September 22, 2014
What future crises are we now creating in Gaza and the Levant?From Texas to Gaza, Reaping What We Sow
August 1, 2014
Turkey—and the northern half of Cyprus, occupied by its troops since 1974—have been largely left out of the Levant Basin boom.Are These Gas Fields Israel’s Next Warzone?
February 7, 2014
I bought it for two rose nobles from a shipman who came from the Levant.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Besides, she is the most active missionary agency in the Levant.Hymns from the Morningland
The 'Levant' is where the sun is levant, raising himself up.
They helped very greatly to develop the trade of the Levant.The Market-Place
Levant monks, apathy of, with reference to priceless books, 209.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
- a type of leather made from the skins of goats, sheep, or seals, having a pattern of irregular creases
- (intr) British to bolt or abscond, esp to avoid paying debts
- the Levant a former name for the area of the E Mediterranean now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
Word Origin and History for levant
"Mediterranean lands east of Italy," late 15c., from Middle French levant "the Orient," from present participle of lever "to rise" (from Latin levare "to raise;" see lever). The region so called in reference to the direction of sunrise.