Persian Gulf
geographical name arm of Arabian Sea between SW Iran & Arabia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Persian Gulf — the Persian Gulf also the Arabian Gulf , the Gulf a part of the Indian Ocean between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Persian Gulf — arm of the Arabian Sea, between SW Iran & Arabia: c. 90,000 sq mi (233,099 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Persian Gulf — Khaleej redirects here. For other uses, see Khaleej (disambiguation). Persian Gulf …   Wikipedia

  • Persian Gulf — an arm of the Arabian Sea, between SW Iran and Arabia. 600 mi. (965 km) long. Also called Arabian Gulf. * * * Arm of the Arabian Sea. It is 550 mi (885 km) long and has an average depth of 328 ft (100 m). It is connected with the Gulf of Oman and …   Universalium

  • Persian Gulf —    The large inland sea or bay situated between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. The Persian Gulf, which is about 620 miles (1,000 km) long and averages 230 miles (370 km) in width, connects with the Gulf of Oman via the Strait of Hormuz in the… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Persian Gulf — noun a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world • Syn: ↑Arabian Gulf • Instance Hypernyms: ↑gulf • Part Holonyms: ↑Arabian Sea • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Persian Gulf — noun A gulf between modern day Iran and the Arabian Peninsula; known as The Persian Gulf …   Wiktionary

  • Persian Gulf — ♦♦♦ N PROPER: usu the N The Persian Gulf is the area of sea between Saudi Arabia and Iran …   English dictionary

  • Persian Gulf —   The countries that surround the Persian Gulf are: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. See http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/pgulf.html for more information.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information… …   Energy terms

  • PERSIAN GULF —    a great inland sea lying between Arabia and Persia, and entered from the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Oman; is 650 m. long and from 50 to 250 m. broad. The Arabian coast is low and sandy, the Persian high. The chief islands are in the W.,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Persian Gulf — inlet of the Arabian Sea betw. Iran and Arabia; also the Arabian Gulf …   Webster's Gazetteer

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