Definition of Cyprus

1. Noun. A country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin.

Exact synonyms: Republic Of Cyprus
Geographical relationships: Enosis
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Terms within: Capital Of Cyprus, Nicosia
Derivative terms: Cyprian

2. Noun. An island in the eastern Mediterranean.
Terms within: Republic Of Cyprus
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea
Member holonyms: Cyprian, Cypriot, Cypriote

Definition of Cyprus

1. n. A thin, transparent stuff, the same as, or corresponding to, crape. It was either white or black, the latter being most common, and used for mourning.

Definition of Cyprus

1. Proper noun. Country between Europe and the Middle East, in the Mediterranean Sea. Member state of the European Union since 2004. Official name: Republic of Cyprus. ¹

2. Proper noun. Island between Europe and the Middle East, in the Mediterranean Sea. ¹

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Definition of Cyprus

1. cypress [n -ES] - See also: cypress

Medical Definition of Cyprus

1. An island republic in the eastern mediterranean sea. Its capital is nicosia. It was colonised by the phoenicians and ancient greeks and ruled successively by the assyrian, persian, ptolemaic, roman, and byzantine empires. It was under various countries from the 12th to the 20th century but became independent in 1960. The name comes from the greek kupros, probably representing the sumerian kabar or gabar, copper, famous in historic times for its copper mines. The cypress tree is also named after the island. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyprus

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Literary usage of Cyprus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"Geographically Sicily was an outlying Greek island ; Crete and Cyprus lay close to the ... But Crete and Cyprus, as lands which had been lost and won back, ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1897)
"Cyprus and its Possibilities. An afternoon meeting was held in the ... AFTER remarking that Cyprus is often described as a country with a past but no future ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"Cyprus UNDER BRITISH RULE. ON the 4th June 1878, Cyprus was handed over to England " to be occupied and administered," under the provisions of a very ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1895)
"Cyprus is situated at the eastern extremity of the Mediterranean, and lies about 250 miles north of Port Said, and at a distance of forty- five and sixty ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1878)
"Cyprus. INFORMATION concerning the last pearl added to the diadem of the Queen of England cannot fail to be of interest to the British public at the present ..."

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