Mediterranean Sea


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Mediterranean Sea

An inland sea surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa. It connects with the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar; with the Black Sea through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus; and with the Red Sea through the Suez Canal.

Mediterranean Sea

n
(Placename) a large inland sea between S Europe, N Africa, and SW Asia: linked with the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea by the Suez Canal, and with the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, and Bosporus; many ancient civilizations developed around its shores. Greatest depth: 4770 m (15 900 ft). Length: (west to east) over 3700 km (2300 miles). Greatest width: about 1370 km (850 miles). Area: (excluding the Black Sea) 2 512 300 sq km (970 000 sq miles). Ancient name: Mare Internum

Med′iterra′nean Sea′


n.
a sea surrounded by Africa, Europe, and Asia. 2400 mi. (3865 km) long; 1,145,000 sq. mi. (2,965,550 sq. km). Also called Mediterranean.
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Noun1.Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland seaMediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
Crete, Kriti - the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Aegates, Egadi Islands, Isole Egadi - a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
Sardegna, Sardinia - an island in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy
Sicilia, Sicily - the largest island in the Mediterranean
Corse, Corsica - an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
Malta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea
Abukir, Abukir Bay - a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
Adriatic, Adriatic Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west
Aegean, Aegean Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
Gulf of Antalya - a gulf of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Turkey
Gulf of Sidra - wide inlet of the Mediterranean Sea on the north coast of Libya
Ionian Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy
Ligurian Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between northwest Italy and Corsica
mare nostrum - (our sea) the Mediterranean to the ancient Romans
Perejil - a small uninhabited Mediterranean islet claimed by both Morocco and Spain
Tyrrhenian Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily
Translations
Méditerranéemer Méditerranée

Mediterranean Sea

n the Mediterranean Seadas Mittelmeer
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It was this, if I remember right: Jonah was swallowed by the whale in the Mediterranean Sea, and after three days he was vomited up somewhere within three days' journey of Nineveh, a city on the Tigris, very much more than three days' journey across from the nearest point of the Mediterranean coast.
The country with a coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, and the Atlantic Ocean: -- *
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The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project initiated the "Rowing for a Clear Sea" kayaking campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need to protect the Mediterranean sea and coastline as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, which will be marked on September 20.
RIA quoted the Defence Ministry as saying its early warning missile system had detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea, according to Reuters.
The trajectory of these objects goes from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea towards the eastern part of the Mediterranean coast," Interfax news agency said.
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