Suez

(redirected from Port Suez)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Port Suez: Suez Canal

Su·ez

 (so͞o-ĕz′, so͞o′ĕz′)
A city of northeast Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and the southern terminus of the Suez Canal. It became a major port after the opening of the canal.

Suez

(ˈsuːɪz)
n
1. (Placename) a port in NE Egypt, at the head of the Gulf of Suez at the S end of the Suez Canal: an ancient trading site and a major naval station under the Ottoman Empire; port of departure for pilgrims to Mecca; oil-refining centre. It suffered severely in the Arab-Israeli conflicts of 1967 and 1973. Pop: 513 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) Isthmus of Suez a strip of land in NE Egypt, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea: links Africa and Asia and is crossed by the Suez Canal
3. (Placename) Gulf of Suez the NW arm of the Red Sea: linked with the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal

Su•ez

(suˈɛz, ˈsu ɛz)

n.
1. a seaport in NE Egypt, near the S end of the Suez Canal. 275,000.
2. Gulf of, a NW arm of the Red Sea, W of the Sinai Peninsula.
3. Isthmus of, an isthmus in NE Egypt, joining Africa and Asia. 72 mi. (116 km) wide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Suez - a city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez CanalSuez - a city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez Canal
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
Translations

Suez

[ˈsuːɪz] CPD Suez Canal NCanal m de Suez

Suez

nSues nt, → Suez nt

Suez

[ˈsuːɪz] nSuez f
References in periodicals archive ?
All those who have traversed the waterway would know that each vessel has to stop four times during the 18 hour passage, once at the Port Said outer anchorage, then at Port Said mooring, then at the Great Bitter Lakes anchorage and yet again at Port Suez.
Ultras Ahlawy gathered in front of the club's Cairo headquarters react upon hearing the verdict in the Port Suez massacre case.
Apparently capitalising on these fears, the self-appointed religious police sharply criticised customs officials in Port Suez for refusing to clear 1,000 stun guns imported to help their volunteers defend themselves while doing the job on the streets.