Suez


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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
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I need not tell you, sir," said Ned Land, "that the Red Sea is as much closed as the Gulf, as the Isthmus of Suez is not yet cut; and, if it was, a boat as mysterious as ours would not risk itself in a canal cut with sluices.
There were too many English or French steamers of the line of Suez to Bombay, Calcutta to Melbourne, and from Bourbon to the Mauritius, furrowing this narrow passage, for the Nautilus to venture to show itself.
Suez lies in the bottom of the Gulf, three leagues from Toro, once a place of note, now reduced, under the Turks, to an inconsiderable village, where the miserable inhabitants are forced to fetch water at three leagues' distance.
As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent.
Fifty robes of rich embroidery, a hundred of the finest white linen from Cairo, Suez, Cufa, and Alexandria.
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.
We haven't a ship worth a snap of the fingers from Gibraltar to Suez.
You were Lord Radley's secretary, weren't you, when the Government bought the Suez Canal shares?
De Lesseps had finished the Suez Canal and was examining Panama.
He ended by finding his way to the West by the Suez Canal route in the usual manner.
He was the head of a great House of Straits Arabs, but as loyal a subject of the complex British Empire as you could find east of the Suez Canal.
The boat was now somewhere south of the Suez Canal on her way to Australia.