Suez Canal


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Suez Canal

A ship canal, about 160 km (100 mi) long, traversing the Isthmus of Suez and linking the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea. Built under the supervision of Ferdinand de Lesseps, it was opened in 1869 and came under British control after 1875. British withdrawal and Egyptian nationalization of the canal precipitated a crisis during which the canal was temporarily closed to traffic (1956-1957). It closed again during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and reopened in 1975.

Suez Canal

n
(Placename) a sea-level canal in NE Egypt, crossing the Isthmus of Suez and linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea: built (1854–69) by de Lesseps with French and Egyptian capital; nationalized in 1956 by the Egyptians. Length: 163 km (101 miles)

Su′ez Canal′


n.
a canal in NE Egypt, crossing the Isthmus of Suez and connecting the Mediterranean and Red seas. 107 mi. (172 km) long.
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Noun1.Suez Canal - a ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean SeaSuez Canal - a ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea
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 Canal

[ˌsuːɪzkəˈnæl] ncanal m de Suez

Suez Canal

nSueskanal m, → Suezkanal m

Suez Canal

n the Suez Canalil canale di Suez
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"That is evident," I replied; "and for the sake of archaeologists let us hope that these excavations will be made sooner or later, when new towns are established on the isthmus, after the construction of the Suez Canal; a canal, however, very useless to a vessel like the Nautilus."
"Unfortunately," he continued, "I cannot take you through the Suez Canal; but you will be able to see the long jetty of Port Said after to-morrow, when we shall be in the Mediterranean."
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.
You were Lord Radley's secretary, weren't you, when the Government bought the Suez Canal shares?
But the Suez Canal was a very great and splendid undertaking.
[Contemptuously.] The letter you wrote to Baron Arnheim, when you were Lord Radley's secretary, telling the Baron to buy Suez Canal shares - a letter written three days before the Government announced its own purchase.
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. World politics did not trouble him at all, but he had a great occult power amongst his own people.
The boat was now somewhere south of the Suez Canal on her way to Australia.
A ship transiting through the Suez Canal - Photo courtesy of SCA ISMAILIA - 22 August 2019: The State is adopting a new approach to optimize its resources and potentials, said head of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabei on Thursday.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi appoints Admiral Osama Rabie as the new chairperson of the Suez Canal Authority succeeding Mohab Mamish, whose term ended.