- Middle East
- nounthe 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 (Freq. 1)-
the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization• Members of this Region:↑Operation Desert Storm, ↑Arab-Israeli War, ↑Six-Day War, ↑Six Day War, ↑Yom Kippur War, ↑zarf, ↑pita, ↑pocket bread, ↑falafel, ↑felafel• Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region• Instance Hyponyms: ↑Mashriq• Part Meronyms:↑Fertile Crescent, ↑Israel, ↑State of Israel, ↑Yisrael, ↑Zion, ↑Sion, ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑United Arab Republic, ↑Iran, ↑Islamic Republic of Iran, ↑Persia, ↑Iraq, ↑Republic of Iraq, ↑Al-Iraq, ↑Irak, ↑Levant, ↑Jordan, ↑Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, ↑Kuwait, ↑State of Kuwait, ↑Koweit, ↑Lebanon, ↑Lebanese Republic, ↑Saudi Arabia, ↑Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ↑Syria, ↑Syrian Arab Republic, ↑Turkey, ↑Republic of Turkey
Useful english dictionary. 2012.