Definition of Mediterranean

1. Noun. The largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea. "Mediterranean countries"

Definition of Mediterranean

1. a. Inclosed, or nearly inclosed, with land; as, the Mediterranean Sea, between Europe and Africa.

Definition of Mediterranean

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea and the region around it. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Mediterranean Sea. ¹

3. Proper noun. The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. ¹

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Definition of Mediterranean

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mediterranean

Medicine Hat
Medieval English
Medieval Greek
Medieval Latin
Medinilla magnifica
Mediterranean Irish
Mediterranean Irishman
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean anemia
Mediterranean cypress
Mediterranean diet
Mediterranean exanthematous fever
Mediterranean fever
Mediterranean flour moth
Mediterranean flour moths
Mediterranean fruit fly
Mediterranean hackberry
Mediterranean lymphoma
Mediterranean snapdragon

Literary usage of Mediterranean

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

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"France owed to Choiseul the acquisition of Corsica in the western mediterranean, which was controlled by the English forts of Gibraltar and Port Mahon. ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1845)
"OUR COMMERCIAL INTERESTS IN THE mediterranean. In our March number we published a valuable communication on the consular system of the United States, ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"At leatt twice as much space, attention, and detail are devoted to the eastern mediterranean as to the western, doubtless because the author has much more ..."

4. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, Andrew Lang, Samuel Henry Butcher (1900)
"The prow was by that time constructed for ramming purposes, for which the high birds' beaks of the early mediterranean vessels were not at all adapted. ..."

5. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"MODERN DISCOVERY IN THE NORTHERN mediterranean AND THE RISE OF AN EASTERN mediterranean WORLD We have been putting together the story of the rise and early ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"Richard Townsend, MA Henry Watts, BA The following communications were read:— I. " Report on the Levelling from the mediterranean to the Dead Sea. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The bas-relief of Medinet Habou, which represents the grist I victory of this Pharaoh over the marauding " Northmen " of the mediterranean, is the earliest ..."

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