Dardanelles Dardanelles n. 1. the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European from Asian Turkey.

Syn: Hellespont. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks.

Syn: Dardanelles campaign. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dardanelles — Détroit des Dardanelles Les Dardanelles forment une région du nord ouest de la Turquie, située de part et d autre du détroit des Dardanelles (anciennement nommé Hellespont). Par extension, le mot désigne parfois le détroit lui même. Le nom… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dardanelles — (détroit des) (antiq. Hellespont, en turc çanakkale Bogazi) détroit entre la Turquie d Europe et la Turquie d Asie, reliant la mer égée à la mer de Marmara; long de 68 km; large de 1,3 à 7 km. En 1915, une expédition franco brit. y rencontra une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dardanelles — [där΄də nelz′] strait joining the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea, between European & Asiatic Turkey: c. 40 mi (64 km) long; 1 4 mi (1.6 6.4 km) wide …   English World dictionary

  • Dardanelles — Coordinates: 40°12′N 26°24′E / 40.2°N 26.4°E / 40.2; 26.4 …   Wikipedia

  • Dardanelles — /dahr dn elz /, n. (used with a pl. v.) the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 mi. (64 km) long; 1 5 mi. (1.6 8 km) wide. Ancient, Hellespont. * * * ancient Hellespont Narrow strait… …   Universalium

  • Dardanelles —    A waterway connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating Europe from the Asian mainland. In the eighteenth century, Russia emerged as the major antagonist of the Ottoman Empire, in part because of the desire to dominate the… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Dardanelles — /dadəˈnɛlz/ (say dahduh nelz) plural noun the strait between European and Asiatic Turkey, connecting the Aegean with the Sea of Marmara; campaign by the Allies in World War I to take control of this from Turkey was costly and unsuccessful. 64 km… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dardanelles — Dar|da|nelles the Dardanelles the long narrow area of sea which connects the European and Asian parts of Turkey. It was called the Hellespont in ancient times …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dardanelles — noun 1. the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey • Syn: ↑Canakkale Bogazi, ↑Hellespont • Instance Hypernyms: ↑strait, ↑sound • Part Holonyms: ↑Turkey, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dardanelles — or Hellespont or ancient Hellespontus geographical name strait NW Turkey connecting Sea of Marmara with the Aegean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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