Definitions

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  • adj. Of the Levant, the Eastern Mediterranean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Levant.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Levant.
  • n. A stout twilled silk fabric, formerly made in the Levant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eastern; Oriental.
  • [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the Levant.
  • Designating a particular kind of silk cloth. See II., 3.
  • n. [capitalized] A native or an inhabitant of the Levant.
  • n. [capitalized] A vessel belonging to the Levant.
  • n. A rich and stout silk material, characterized by having two faces of different colors or shades.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Levant or its inhabitants
  • n. (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant

Etymologies

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Levant +‎ -ine (“of”)

Examples

  • Ali Baba and the Envious Sisters, suggesting that the Frenchman had heard these paramythia in Levantine coffee-houses and had inserted them into his unequalled corpus fabularum.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When Lord Levant quitted the country and this neighborhood, in which the tradesmen still deplore him, No. 56, known as Levantine

    Our Street

  • If you keep a few basic rules in mind, you will be embraced by the people of Auja who are curious and excited to see visitors from other countries: "We'd be happy to arrange traditional cooking lessons with the women in Auja, or teach traditional Debka dancing," says Al-Khateeb referring to the Levantine dance done by Bedouins and local Arabs on the roofs of newly built stone houses, as they once did, arms locked, with feet stomping down the straw into the freshly laid roof.

    Karin Kloosterman: The Arab Spring Flows Through Auja, Palestine

  • In fact, he seems to be paying much more attention to what the leaders of Singapore and other Southeast Asian nations are telling him and spending less time with the kind of Levantine characters that had spent so much time schmoozing with his predecessor in the Oval Office.

    Leon T. Hadar: Obama's Choice: Military Quagmires or Economic Opportunities

  • (the 'Levantine' and the 'Petrel') have been accepted instead of wooden vessels, on Mr. Cunard's Halifax and Bermuda line.

    Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post

  • Turkey was foreign to us, not at all part of our Levantine fare.

    The Customs Of the Country

  • Pay attention, dear reader, for in this Levantine drama lies more than the monetary policy of a country not quite the size of Connecticut.

    Don't Bank on Beirut

  • She had also made fattoush, the Levantine bread salad.

    Day of Honey

  • In the beginning, I simply wandered around Baghdad, speaking to people in the little Levantine dialect I knew.

    Day of Honey

  • Back in New York, I had learned a slew of useful Levantine Arabic idioms, from the general How are you?

    Day of Honey

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