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1 a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding [syn: Levant morocco]
2 the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon and Syria and Israel v : run off without paying a debt

User Contributed Dictionary

see levant



levant < lever < levare.


Proper noun

  1. The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea variously:
    a. Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine
    b. Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt.
    c. Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt.


Proper noun

  1. Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)


Proper noun

  1. Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)

See also

Extensive Definition

seealso Names of the Levant The Levant () is a geographical term that denotes a large area in the Middle East, roughly bounded on the north by the Taurus Mountains, on the west by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Upper Mesopotamia, and on the south by the Arabian Desert. An imprecise term, it refers to an area of cultural habitation rather than to a specific area of land.
The Levant forms the middle part of the Fertile Crescent, between the Nile Valley (Egypt) to the south-west, and Mesopotamia (Iraq) to the east.


The Levant measures about 120 miles (190 km) east to west and 200 miles (320 km) north to south. Its lowest point is the surface of the Dead Sea, 1,000 feet (304 m) below sea level. Its highest point is the peak of Qurnat as Sawdā’, 3,083 m (10,131 ft) above sea level.


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