Definition of Mideast
1. Noun. The area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century. "The Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Geographical relationships: Operation Desert Storm, Arab-israeli War, Six Day War, Six-day War, Arab-israeli War, Yom Kippur War, Zarf, Pita, Pocket Bread, Falafel, Felafel
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Specialized synonyms: Mashriq
Terms within: Fertile Crescent, Israel, Israel, Sion, State Of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic, Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia, Al-iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic Of Iraq, Levant, Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan, Jordan, Koweit, Kuwait, State Of Kuwait, Lebanese Republic, Lebanon, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic Of Turkey, Turkey
Definition of Mideast
1. Proper noun. The region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Mideast
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume I of IIby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"These cities can be located on the mideast maps at the start of this volume, ... Many homes in the mideast also had moon-god shrines in ancient times, ..."
2. The Dark Charade by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1991)
"mideast The so-called “Peace Talks” is, of course, the most ridiculous show to watch. I ask that you put-up with me hopping and skipping a lot for I truly ..."
3. National Negotiating Styles edited by Hans Binnendijk (1987)
"Japan's dealings with the oil-producing countries of the mideast is an example of how this relationship worked. Japan's economy relies heavily on oil, ..."