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Zui·der Zee

 (zī′dər zē′, zā′, zoi′dər zā′)
A former shallow inlet of the North Sea in northeast Netherlands. Originally a lake, it was joined with the North Sea by heavy flooding. A dike, completed in 1932, turned the southern section into the Ijsselmeer, which has largely been reclaimed for agriculture.

Zuider Zee

(ˈzaɪdə ˈziː; Dutch ˈzœidər ˈzeː) or

Zuyder Zee

(Placename) a former inlet of the North Sea in the N coast of the Netherlands sealed off from the sea by a dam in 1932, dividing it into the Waddenzee and the freshwater IJsselmeer, with several large reclaimed areas

Zui•der Zee

(ˈzaɪ dər ˈzeɪ, ˈzi)
a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in the central Netherlands. Compare IJsselmeer.
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Noun1.Zuider Zee - a former inlet of the North Sea in the northern coast of the Netherlands; sealed off from the sea in 1932 by a dam that created the IJsselmeer
North Sea - an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
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Built across the Zuiderzee (Southern Sea), a former inlet of the North Sea, it will be reinforced.
The airport sits on land reclaimed from the Zuiderzee, an inland sea that once dominated central Holland.
There are fewer better examples of land reclamation than those found in the Netherlands, with hundreds of kilometres snatched back from the clutches of the Zuiderzee.
The third, named the Zuiderzee, is due for delivery in June.
But its location on the Amstel River was to be one of its biggest assets, for it participated as one of several port cities on the Zuiderzee that shipped goods from the agricultural regions of north Holland to the industrial regions of south Holland.
Originally, Urk was a small island in the Zuiderzee, or 'inland sea', of Holland, thus cut off by water from the rest of the Netherlands.
The building stands on the Afsluitdijk, a 32km seawall built in the 1920s and 1930s, cutting across a saltwater bay--the Zuiderzee.
Take Antony Gormley's Exposure: a nearly 85-foothigh, 60-ton crouching figure made out of steel girders, unveiled on a spit of land near the shore of the Zuiderzee in 2010.
He previously held positions as general manager at Manarat al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, executive director at the Zuiderzee Museum and was co-found- er of the international art fair Art Rot- terdam, in his native Netherlands.
The results were scanned into a computer and turned into a colorful jacquard, which recalls some of the silhouetted motifs of van Eijk's 2010 Zuiderzee Settings and 2008 Domestic Jewels tapestries.