Definition & Synonyms

• Levation

  1. (n.) The act of raising; elevation; upward motion, as that produced by the action of a levator muscle.

• Levantine

  1. (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Levant.
  2. (n.) Of or pertaining to the Levant.
  3. (n.) A stout twilled silk fabric, formerly made in the Levant.

• Levanter

  1. (n.) A strong easterly wind peculiar to the Mediterranean.
  2. (v.) One who levants, or decamps.

• Levant

  1. (n.) A levanter (the wind so called).
  2. (n.) The countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters.
  3. (a.) Rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.
  4. (a.) Eastern.
  5. (v. i.) To run away from ones debts; to decamp.

• Levana

  1. (n.) A goddess who protected newborn infants.

• Levator

  1. (n.) A muscle that serves to raise some part, as the lip or the eyelid.
  2. (n.) A surgical instrument used to raise a depressed part of the skull.

• Levari facias

  1. () A writ of execution at common law.