Dardanelles


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Dar·da·nelles

 (där′dn-ĕlz′) Formerly Hel·les·pont (hĕl′ĭ-spŏnt′)
A strait connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. An important shipping channel, it marks the conventional boundary between Asia and Europe.

Dardanelles

(ˌdɑːdəˈnɛlz)
n
(Placename) the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara, separating European from Asian Turkey. Ancient name: Hellespont

Dar•da•nelles

(ˌdɑr dnˈɛlz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 mi. (64 km) long; 1–5 mi. (1.6–8 km) wide. Ancient, Hellespont.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dardanelles - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian TurkeyDardanelles - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
2.Dardanelles - the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Translations

Dardanelles

[ˌdɑːdəˈnelz] NPLDardanelos mpl

Dardanelles

[ˌdɑːrdəˈnɛlz] npl
the Dardanelles → les Dardanelles fpl

Dardanelles

plDardanellen pl

Dardanelles

[ˌdɑːdəˈnɛlz] npl the Dardanellesi Dardanelli
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After tarrying here awhile, the Bay of Salamis will be crossed, and a day given to Corinth, whence the voyage will be continued to Constantinople, passing on the way through the Grecian Archipelago, the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the mouth of the Golden Horn, and arriving in about forty-eight hours from Athens.
Here it is proposed to remain two days, visiting the harbors, fortifications, and battlefields of the Crimea; thence back through the Bosphorus, touching at Constantinople to take in any who may have preferred to remain there; down through the Sea of Marmora and the Dardanelles, along the coasts of ancient Troy and Lydia in Asia, to Smyrna, which will be reached in two or two and a half days from Constantinople.
If they won't have me back in France, although heaven knows why not, can I be sent to the Dardanelles, or even East Africa?
Now, as a vessel of war readily passes through the Dardanelles, hence a sperm whale could, by the same route, pass out of the Mediterranean into the Propontis.
The boat was now all but jammed between two vast black bulks, leaving a narrow Dardanelles between their long lengths.
A light yacht, chaste and elegant in its form, was gliding amidst the first dews of night over the immense lake, extending from Gibraltar to the Dardanelles, and from Tunis to Venice.
When I rode across the Troad from the Dardanelles to Hissarlik and Mount Ida, I noticed that my dragoman and his men did all our outdoor cooking exactly in the Odyssean and Iliadic fashion.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Observers spotted a Russian Navy Tapir-class LST (Tank Landing Ship) crossing through the Dardanelles near the Turkish seaport of Canakkale, en route to Syria on March 6, the Mynet Internet platform reported.
In the ancient world, it was believed that Troy lay by the Dardanelles but that tale came to be viewed as a fiction.
In the ancient world it was believed that Troy lay by the Dardanelles - but that tale came to be viewed as a fiction.
The migrants were stopped on Friday afternoon while travelling in a fishing boat south of the Dardanelles in western Turkey, said the country's coastguard.
Albaicar inspected the pipeline construction process under the Dardanelles and pointed out that in 2018 the TANAP project will be completed and the TAP Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline will be completed in 2020, then supply of Azeri gas in Europe will begin.