Definition of Arabia
1. Noun. A peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources.
Terms within: Muscat And Oman, Oman, Sultanate Of Oman, Katar, Katar Peninsula, Qatar, Qatar Peninsula, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Najd, Nejd, Hedjaz, Hejaz, Hijaz, United Arab Emirates, Republic Of Yemen, Yemen, Arabian Desert, Great Arabian Desert
Group relationships: Asia
Generic synonyms: Peninsula
Member holonyms: Arab, Arabian
Geographical relationships: Ameer, Amir, Emeer, Emir
Derivative terms: Arabian
Definition of Arabia
1. Proper noun. a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; includes Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Arabia
1. The great peninsula of southwest asia comprising most of the present countries of the middle east. It has been known since the first millenium b.c. In early times it was divided into arabia petraea, the northwest part, the only part ever conquered, becoming a roman province; arabia deserta, the northern part between syria and mesopotamia; and arabia felix, the main part of the peninsula but by some geographers restricted to modern yemen. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Arabia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Short But Comprehensive System of the Geography of the World: By Way of by Nathaniel Dwight (1805)
"_ What mountains are there in arabia ? A. Sinai, Horeb and Gabel-el-Aied. ... Q._ Wl<at rivers are there in arabia ? Q^ What is the air and climate of ..."
2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"In arabia Petraea we were in Afia ; and Ptolemy mentions the black mountains which run along this promontory between the two gulfs, extending as far as ..."
3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"IN revisiting the south-east of arabia this winter, our hopes were to get ... Experience has now taught us that this is impracticable, but that arabia must ..."
4. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"From time immemorial arabia, except for the fertile strip of the Yemen to ... From arabia at various times waves of these nomads had drifted north, east, ..."
5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"From the northern point Description °^ ^t-'les,3 on the Euphrates, a line of fifteen hundred nf arabia. mi]eg jg terminated by the Straits of ..."
6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"Ш. History : The function of arabia in world- history has been to serve ... The general conception that arabia was wholly a country of nomads is not true. ..."