There are 2 definitions of Levant in English:

Levant

Syllabification: Le·vant
Pronunciation: /ləˈvant, ləˈvänt
 
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archaic
  • The eastern part of the Mediterranean with its islands and neighboring countries.

Origin

late 15th century: from French, literally 'rising', present participle of lever 'to lift' used as a noun in the sense 'point of sunrise, east'.

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There are 2 definitions of Levant in English:

levant

Syllabification: le·vant
Pronunciation: /ləˈvant
 
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verb

[no object] British archaic
  • Run away, typically leaving unpaid debts.
    More example sentences
    • Clutching same, he levanted from Paris and headed for the US via London.

Origin

early 17th century: perhaps from Levant: compare with French faire voile en Levant 'be stolen or spirited away', literally 'set sail for the Levant'.

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