Suez, Isthmus of
geographical name isthmus NE Egypt between Mediterranean & Red seas connecting Africa & Asia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Suez,Isthmus of — Suez, Isthmus of An isthmus of northeast Egypt connecting Africa and Asia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north and the Gulf of Suez on the south. * * * …   Universalium

  • Suez, Isthmus of — strip of land joining Asia and Africa, betw. the Gulf of Suez and the Mediterranean …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Suez, Isthmus of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isthmus of the fauces — Isthmus Isth mus (?; 277), n.; pl. {Isthmuses}. [L. isthmus, Gr. isqmo s a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the root of ie nai to go; cf. Icel. ei[eth] isthmus. See {Issue}.] (Geog.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Isthmus of Panama — The Isthmus of Panama, also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien, is the narrow strip of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, linking Central and South America. It was formed some 3 million years ago during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Isthmus of Suez — noun the isthmus in northeastern Egypt that connects Africa and Asia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑isthmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isthmus of Suez — narrow strip of land which connects the continents of Africa and Asia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Suez — n. port city in northeast Egypt at the southern end of the Suez Canal; Gulf of Suez; Isthmus of Suez …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Suez Canal — Suez Canal, as seen from Earth orbit Original owner Suez Canal Company (Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez) Construction began …   Wikipedia

  • Isthmus — Isth mus (?; 277), n.; pl. {Isthmuses}. [L. isthmus, Gr. isqmo s a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the root of ie nai to go; cf. Icel. ei[eth] isthmus. See {Issue}.] (Geog.) A neck… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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