Red Sea


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Red Sea

A long narrow sea between northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is linked with the Mediterranean to the north through the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal and with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea to the south through the Bab el Mandeb.
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Red Sea

n
(Placename) a long narrow sea between Arabia and NE Africa, linked with the Mediterranean in the north by the Suez Canal and with the Indian Ocean in the south: occasionally reddish in appearance through algae. Area: 438 000 sq km (169 000 sq miles)
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Red′ Sea′


n.
an arm of the Indian Ocean, extending NW between Africa and Arabia: connected to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal. 1450 mi. (2335 km) long; 170,000 sq. mi. (440,300 sq. km).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Red Sea - a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and ArabiaRed Sea - a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal
Gulf of Akaba, Gulf of Aqaba - a northeastern arm of the Red Sea; between the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt) and Saudi Arabia
Gulf of Suez - a northwestern arm of the Red Sea linked to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
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Translations
Червено море
mar Roigmar Roja
Rudé moře
Det Røde HavRøde Hav
Ruĝa Maro
Punane meri
Punainen meriPunainenmeri
ים סוף
Crveno more
Laut Merah
Rauðahaf
紅海
홍해
Raudonoji jūra
Marea Roşie
Červené more
Rdeče morje
Crveno moreЦрвено море
Röda havet
Bahari ya Shamu
ทะเลแดง
Kızıl DenizKızıldeniz
Червоне море
biển ĐỏHồng Hải

Red Sea

n
the Red Sea → la mer Rouge
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Red Sea

n the Red Seail mar Rosso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Red Sea

البحر الأحمر Rudé moře Det Røde Hav Rotes Meer Ερυθρά Θάλασσα Mar Rojo Punainen meri mer Rouge Crveno more Mar Rosso 紅海 홍해 Rode Zee Rødehavet Morze Czerwone Mar Vermelho Красное море Röda havet ทะเลแดง Kızıl Deniz Hồng Hải 红海
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References in classic literature ?
"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."
Then she thanked the moon, and went on till the night-wind blew; and she raised up her voice to it, and said, 'Thou blowest through every tree and under every leaf--hast thou not seen my white dove?' 'No,' said the night-wind, 'but I will ask three other winds; perhaps they have seen it.' Then the east wind and the west wind came, and said they too had not seen it, but the south wind said, 'I have seen the white dove--he has fled to the Red Sea, and is changed once more into a lion, for the seven years are passed away, and there he is fighting with a dragon; and the dragon is an enchanted princess, who seeks to separate him from you.' Then the night-wind said, 'I will give thee counsel.
"I will give you," she said, "all the riches of the Red Sea." "I will teach you to fly then," said the Eagle; and taking her up in his talons he carried her almost to the clouds suddenly he let her go, and she fell on a lofty mountain, dashing her shell to pieces.
A number of fishing-smacks and coasting boats, some retaining the fantastic fashion of ancient galleys, were discernible on the Red Sea.
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.
I've seen the Black Sea and the Red Sea; I rounded the Isle of Wight; I discovered the Yellow River, And the Orange too by night.
Guillaume Lejean, intrusted with a mission by the French Government, reached Karthoum by way of the Red Sea, and embarked upon the Nile with a retinue of twenty-one hired men and twenty soldiers, but he could not get past Gondokoro, and ran extreme risk of his life among the negro tribes, who were in full revolt.
He wrote to us to desire that we would wait for him at Diou, in order to embark there for the Red Sea; but being informed by us that no opportunities of going thither were to be expected at Diou, it was at length determined that we should meet at Bazaim; it was no easy matter for me to find means of going to Bazaim.
(Trichodesmium erythraeum) with that found over large spaces in the Red Sea, and whence its name of Red Sea is derived.
But that it was not the east coast of Africa he was equally positive, for he felt satisfied that the Kincaid had not passed through the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, and the Red Sea, nor had she had time to round the Cape of Good Hope.
Pharaoh's multitude that were drowned in the Red Sea, ain't more beyond restoring to life.
It was Lord Tennington's plan to cruise through the Mediterranean, and the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean, and thus down the East Coast, putting in at every port that was worth the seeing.