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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) The countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters.

(2): ( n.) A levanter (the wind so called).

(3): ( a.) Eastern.

(4): ( a.) Rising or having risen from rest; - said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.

(5): ( v. i.) To run away from one's debts; to decamp.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia [2]

E . the Rising), a name given to the E. of the Mediterranean and the regions adjoining by the western peoples of the Mediterranean.