Definition of Levantine in English:



  • Relating to the Levant or eastern Mediterranean.

    ‘the Levantine coast’
    • ‘In the 1600s and 1700s, the Druze were the most powerful community on the Levantine coast.’
    • ‘Most notable is the distinction between the Levantine coast and the inland region of Syria, which is marked just east of Aleppo where the agricultural plain meets the desert.’
    • ‘This essay has detailed the various agendas in Levantine historiographies as related to the sultana's career.’
    • ‘Here the aged lanes striate, as if geologically, in tight rows of narrow Levantine houses.’
    • ‘After all, with all due respect, who is this Levantine nation and what does it understand anyway?’


  • A person who lives in or comes from the Levant.

    ‘Furthermore, the patterns can be associated with specific contexts of use and consumption that suggest the Levantines knew and understood what these elements signified.’



/lɪˈvantʌɪn/ /ˈlɛv(ə)ntʌɪn/ /lɪˈvantɪn/ /ˈlɛv(ə)ntɪn/