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Malta

Mal·ta

 (môl′tə)
An island country in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, comprising the island of Malta and two smaller islands. Occupied successively by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Saracens, and Normans, Malta was granted to the Knights Hospitalers in 1530 and passed to France in 1798 and Great Britain in 1800. The country became independent in 1964. Valletta, on Malta Island, is the capital.

Malta

(ˈmɔːltə)
n
(Placename) a republic occupying the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino, in the Mediterranean south of Sicily: governed by the Knights Hospitallers from 1530 until Napoleon's conquest in 1798; French driven out, with British help, 1800; became British dependency 1814; suffered severely in World War II; became independent in 1964 and a republic in 1974; joined the EU in 2004; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Maltese and English. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro (from January 2008 replacing the Maltese lira). Capital: Valletta. Pop: 411 277 (2013 est). Area: 316 sq km (122 sq miles)

Mal•ta

(ˈmɔl tə)

n.
1. an island in the Mediterranean south of Sicily. 95 sq. mi. (246 sq. km).
2. a republic consisting of this island and two adjacent islands: a former British colony; now a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 381,603; 122 sq. mi. (316 sq. km). Cap.: Valletta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malta - a republic on the island of Malta in the MediterraneanMalta - a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Malta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea
capital of Malta, Valetta, Valletta - the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
Maltese - a native or inhabitant of Malta
2.Malta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean SeaMalta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea
Malta, Republic of Malta - a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
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They carried me to Constantinople, where the Grand Turk, Selim, made my master general at sea for having done his duty in the battle and carried off as evidence of his bravery the standard of the Order of Malta.
Edmond thus had the advantage of knowing what the owner was, without the owner knowing who he was; and however the old sailor and his crew tried to "pump" him, they extracted nothing more from him; he gave accurate descriptions of Naples and Malta, which he knew as well as Marseilles, and held stoutly to his first story.
Why, one of them is a rich lord from Touraine and the other a knight of Malta, of noble family.
he cried; "one of them is trembling with fever, having failed to adapt himself to this charming country of yours, and the other is a knight of Malta, as timid as a young girl; and for greater security we have taken from them even their penknives and pocket scissors.
Any suspicion against him, let alone such a story against him, would knock us endways from Malta to Mandalay.
Then the grey sky-line brightened into silver, and in the broadening light he realized that he had been to the house which belonged to an Anglo-Indian Major named Putnam; and that the Major had a native cook from Malta who was of his communion.
George is becoming thoughtful, sitting before the fire in the whitewashed room, which has a sanded floor and a barrack smell and contains nothing superfluous and has not a visible speck of dirt or dust in it, from the faces of Quebec and Malta to the bright tin pots and pannikins upon the dresser shelves--Mr.
From Alexandria the route will be taken homeward, calling at Malta, Cagliari (in Sardinia), and Palma (in Majorca), all magnificent harbors, with charming scenery, and abounding in fruits.
My intention is to make profession, and become a knight of Malta," added Bragelonne, letting fall, one by one, words more icy than the drops which fall from the bare trees after the tempests of winter.
Faustus,' a treatment of the medieval story which two hundred years later was to serve Goethe for his masterpiece; with 'The Jew of Malta,' which was to give Shakspere suggestions for 'The Merchant of Venice'; and with
As we sailed over the sea we took Malta, by way of an orange to quench his thirst for victory, for he was a man who must always be doing something.
If France deserts us, it's good-by to Malta, good-by to Egypt, good-by to India.

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