Persian Gulf


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Persian Gulf

also Arabian Gulf
An arm of the Arabian Sea between the Arabian Peninsula and southwest Iran. It has been an important trade route since ancient times and gained added strategic significance after the discovery of oil in the Gulf States in the 1930s.

Persian Gulf

n
(Placename) a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between SW Iran and Arabia: linked with the Arabian Sea by the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman; important for the oilfields on its shores. Area: 233 000 sq km (90 000 sq miles)

Per′sian Gulf′


n.
an arm of the Arabian Sea, between SW Iran and Arabia. 600 mi. (965 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Persian Gulf - a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsulaPersian Gulf - a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world
Bahrain, Bahrain Island, Bahrein, Bahrein Island - an island in the Persian Gulf
Arabian Sea - a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
Translations
Persianlahti
Golfo Persa

Persian Gulf

nGolfo Persico
References in classic literature ?
in the direction of the Sea of Oman, between Arabia and the Indian Peninsula, which serves as an outlet to the Persian Gulf.
The Persian Gulf has no outlet: and, if we do go in, it will not be long before we are out again.
Very well, then, we will come out again, Master Land; and if, after the Persian Gulf, the Nautilus would like to visit the Red Sea, the Straits of Bab-el-mandeb are there to give us entrance.
But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
Because, an interval of three hundred and sixty-five days and nights was before him; an interval which, instead of impatiently enduring ashore, he would spend in a miscellaneous hunt; if by chance the White Whale, spending his vacation in seas far remote from his periodical feeding-grounds, should turn up his wrinkled brow off the Persian Gulf, or in the Bengal Bay, or China Seas, or in any other waters haunted by his race.
We set sail and took our course towards the East Indies by the Persian Gulf, having the coast of Persia upon our left hand and upon our right the shores of Arabia Felix.
The brave Americans serving our nation today in the Persian Gulf, in Somalia, and wherever else they stand, are testament to our resolve, but our greatest strength is the power of our ideas, which are still new in many lands.
Sometimes we saw him passing in lonely majesty to his inner sanctum, with his eyes staring vaguely and his mind hovering over the Balkans or the Persian Gulf.
Think of Anglo-German competition, for example--or the Persian Gulf that my old chief was so keen about.
With favoring winds it is wafted past the site of the fabulous islands of Atlantis and the Hesperides, makes the periplus of Hanno, and, floating by Ternate and Tidore and the mouth of the Persian Gulf, melts in the tropic gales of the Indian seas, and is landed in ports of which Alexander only heard the names.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran seized an Emirati ship in the country's Southern territorial waters for using a fake name instead of Persian Gulf in its transit documents.
As a result of lingering questions about optical turbulence, the Air Force has been conducting detailed studies of atmospheric conditions over the Persian Gulf and Northeast Asia, including the Korean peninsula and Japan.