Meaning of levant

le•vant

Pronunciation: (li-vant'), [key]
— v.i. Brit. Slang.
  1. to leave secretly or hurriedly to avoid paying debts.

Le•vant

Pronunciation: (li-vant'), [key]
— n.
  1. the lands bordering the E shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
  2. Also calleda superior grade of morocco having a large and prominent grain, originally made in the Levant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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