HyperDic: egypt

English > 2 senses of the word Egypt:
NOUNlocationEgypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Republica republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
locationEgypt, Egyptian Empirean ancient empire to the west of Israel
Egypt > pronunciation
Soundsiy'jhahpt; iy'jhihpt
Rhymesabrupt ... worshipped: 12 rhymes with ahpt...
clipped ... transcript: 16 rhymes with ihpt...
English > Egypt: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC.
SynonymsArab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Republic
Instance ofAfrican country, African nationAny one of the countries occupying the African continent
Member ofArab LeagueAn international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural / cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
MembersEgyptianA native or inhabitant of Egypt
Part ofAfricaThe second largest continent
Middle East, Mideast, Near EastThe area around the eastern Mediterranean
PartsAlexandria, El IskandriyahThe chief port of Egypt
Arabian Desert, Eastern DesertA desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea
Aswan, Assuan, AssouanAn ancient city on the Nile in Egypt
Aswan High Dam, High DamOne of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Cairo, Al Qahira, El Qahira, Egyptian capital, capital of EgyptThe capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa
El AlameinA village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt
Giza, El Giza, GizehAn ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo
Lake Nasser, Nasserlake in Egypt formed by dams built on the Nile River at Aswan
Libyan DesertThe northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
Lower EgyptOne of the two main administrative districts of Egypt
Luxor, El-AksurA city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around Thebes
MemphisAn ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)
Nile, Nile RiverThe world's longest river (4150 miles)
Saqqara, Saqqarah, SakkaraA town in northern Egypt
Sinai, Sinai PeninsulaA peninsula in northeastern Egypt
SuezA city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez Canal
Suez CanalA ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea
ThebesAn ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC
Upper EgyptOne of the two main administrative districts of Egypt
Region ofEl Alamein, Al Alamayn, Battle of El AlameinA pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, Islamic GroupA terrorist organization of militant / militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists
al-Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of ConquestAn Islamic extremist group active / active since the late 1970s
SpanishEgipto, Egypt, Exipto, República Árabe de Egipto
CatalanEgipte, República Àrab d'Egipte
AdjectivesEgyptianof or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language
English > Egypt: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningAn ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament.
SynonymEgyptian Empire
Instance ofempire, imperiumThe domain ruled by an emperor or empress
SpanishEgipto
AdjectivesEgyptianof or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language

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