HyperDic: middle_east

English > 1 sense of the expression Middle East:
NOUNlocationMiddle East, Mideast, Near Eastthe area around the eastern Mediterranean
English > Middle East: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century.
SynonymsMideast, Near East
InstancesMashriqArabic name for the Middle East
Instance ofgeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
PartsEgypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab RepublicA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
Fertile CrescentA geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, PersiaA theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia
Iraq, Republic of Iraq, Al-Iraq, IrakA republic in the Middle East in western Asia
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, SionJewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean
IsraelAn ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea
Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of JordanAn Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
Kuwait, State of Kuwait, KoweitAn Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf
Lebanon, Lebanese RepublicAn Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
LevantThe former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaAn absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia
Syria, Syrian Arab RepublicAn Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean
Turkey, Republic of TurkeyA Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
Region ofArab-Israeli War, Six-Day War, Six Day Wartension between Arabs and Israeli erupted / erupted into a brief war in June 1967
Arab-Israeli War, Yom Kippur WarEgypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur)
Operation Desert StormThe United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
falafel, felafelsmall croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
pita, pocket breadusually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
zarfAn ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
Spanishmedio este, Medio Oriente, Oriente Medio
CatalanOrient Mitjà, Pròxim Orient
AdjectivesMiddle Easternof or relating to or located in the Middle East

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