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Near East

 (nîr)
A region of southwest Asia generally defined as including Asia Minor, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. The Near East is sometimes considered also to include the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and the area around the Nile River in northeast Africa.

Near Eastern adj.
Near Easterner n.

Near East

n
1. (Placename) another term for the Middle East
2. (Placename) (formerly) the Balkan States and the area of the Ottoman Empire

Near′ East′


n.
a geographical region usu. considered to encompass the countries of SW Asia, including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the other nations of the Arabian Peninsula. Compare Middle East (def. 1).
Near′ East′ern, adj.
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Noun1.Near East - the area around the eastern MediterraneanNear East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Operation Desert Storm - the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
Six Day War, Six-Day War, Arab-Israeli War - tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli War, Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
zarf - an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
pita, pocket bread - usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
falafel, felafel - small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
Fertile Crescent - a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
Israel - an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Levant - the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
State of Kuwait, Koweit, Kuwait - an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
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
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Near East

n
the Near East → le Proche-Orientnearest and dearest [ˌnɪərɪstənˈdɪərɪSt] npl
sb's nearest and dearest (= friends and relations) → les êtres mpl chers à qn

Near East

n the Near Eastil Medio Oriente
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And farther on, from a lull near East Barnet, they saw two trains running slowly one after the other without signal or order--trains swarming with people, with men even among the coals behind the engines--going northward along the Great Northern Railway.
Scholars of the Hebrew Bible present a handbook on clothing and nudity in it that combines thematic and textual studies and an introduction addressing methodological issues; the ancient Near East evidence; and lexicographic, anthropological, and theological aspects.
United Nations, May 8, 2019, SPA -- Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have spread and worsened since 2011, threatening the region's efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Zero Hunger.
The exhibition of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan Artists, featuring 52 paintings opened last weak at the Near East University, Northern Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.
Aurora police are seeking the public's help to solve the slaying of an 18-year-old who was shot Wednesday night on the city's near east side and died early Thursday.
Summary: Shillong (Meghalaya) [India], Jan 10 (ANI): Coal India Limited (CIL) till Wednesday has pumped out 2880000 litres of water as part of the ongoing operations to rescue the miners who have been trapped in a mine near East Jaintia Hills since December 13.
RIYADH, Nov 28 (KUNA) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia handed in a USD 50 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said a statement Wednesday.
A new spider species was discovered by researchers in the north, the Near East University announced on Friday after the news was published in the Arachnological bulletin of the Middle East and North Africa.
CONTINUED conflicts and climate-related shocks have been attributed to food insecurity rate, particularly in southern, Near East and East African countries.
This came in the speech of the State of Qatar at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Ministerial Conference for the Near East, held in Rome, delivered by HE Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al Malki Al Jehni, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Italian Republic and Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Agencies in Rome.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority took part in AdventureNEXT Near East in Jordan this week.
"I worry about the prospect of real major state war in the Near East region," David Cattler, the national intelligence manager for the Near East in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told a Washington think tank on Tuesday.

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