(redirected from Bosporous)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


A narrow strait separating European and Asian Turkey and joining the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. It has been an important trade route since ancient times.


(ˈbɒspərəs) or


(Placename) the Bosporus a strait between European and Asian Turkey, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara


(ˈbɒs pər əs)

also Bos•pho•rus


a strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. 18 mi. (29 km) long.
Bos′po•ran, Bos•po•ran•ic (ˌbɒs pəˈræn ɪk) Bos•po•ri•an (bɒˈspɔr i ən, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bosporus - a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black SeaBosporus - a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route
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


n the Bosporusder Bosporus
References in periodicals archive ?
The car tunnel under the Bosporous was closed off, as were many metro stations, while flights were also cancelled.
And it's not by coincidence that Turkey Sunday laid the last section of a $3 billion bridge spanning the Bosporous strait to link Europe to Asia for the third time.
Here, in Bodrum, while it's geographically Europe because you're on the western side of the River Bosporous, it doesn't count.
The EIB invested 583 million euro in Mediterrranean countries including 90 mn euro in a wind farm project in Jordan, 760,000 euro in microfinance in Palestine, and 350 mn euro on the Bosporous tunnel in Turkey.
I said, "It's a fish in the Bosporous Where pirates now trade it for sulphur, But that's just a scam, so don't fall for Their beautiful leader, Chlorine.
Windows open up to the Bosporous and city views, and an abundance of natural light enhances the sense of spatial generosity.
The BTC pipeline opens up huge new fields in the Caspian region to world markets, enhancing security of supplies while bypassing the sensitive and heavily used Bosporous Straits.
Not insignificantly, they are playing on the bank of the Bosporous against a mosque backdrop.
A new article restated the closure of the Dardanelles and the Bosporous to foreign warships hut enabled Turkey to open the Straits in peacetime to warships belonging to those nations with whom it was friendly.
Unconventionally, prepositioning airlift in Georgia or other Caspian countries prior to hostilities, shipping men and material through the Bosporous Strait to that country and then airlifting them to the CAS is a workable, but inefficient, method of global reach.