Definition of Middle east
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 Middle east
1. Proper noun. The region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Middle east
1. The countries of southwest asia and northeastern africa usually considered as extending from libya on the west to afghanistan on the east. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Middle East
Literary usage of Middle east
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: 2005 Review by International Energy Agency (2005)
"The development of gas export routes from the Caspian and the middle east through South-East Europe has made good progress. ..."
2. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1860)
"Hence the explosion ; the accumulation of gas being from the middle east way and Maddox's bord. The reason he thought the first explosion •was not a serious ..."
3. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Developments In The middle east, July, 1984: Hearings before the Subcomm. on Europe and the middle east of the House Comm. on Foreign Affairs, 98th Cong., ..."
4. Change Is the Rule: Practical Actions for Change: On Target, on Time, on Budget by Winford E. Holland (2000)
"Its big order came not from the Far East but from the middle east while it was in the process of looking for an office site in the Far East. ..."
5. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Beirut International Airport Is ».не of the most important traffic centres In the middle east. Numerous International air services to all parts of the world ..."
6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"Africa, middle east, Persian Gulf edition. Cairo. * ZAN 252 Statement of file: Y. 1, no. 1-52; June 10, 1943-June 1, 1944. v. 2, no. 1-52; June 8, ..."