from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong easterly wind of the Mediterranean area.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Levant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Easterly wind that blows from the Mediterranean, through the straits of Gibraltar to the Atlantic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who levants, or decamps.
  • n. A strong easterly wind peculiar to the Mediterranean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An easterly wind blowing up the Mediterranean from the direction of the Levant.
  • n. One who levants; one who runs away disgracefully.
  • n. Specifically One who bets at a horse-race, and runs away without paying the wager lost.

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

  • n. an easterly wind in the western Mediterranean area


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