Suez Canal
geographical name canal over 100 miles (161 kilometers) long NE Egypt traversing Isthmus of Suez

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • Suez Canal — Suez Ca|nal the Suez Canal a ↑canal (=artificial river) in northeast Egypt which was opened in 1869 and which joins the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea. It is used by ships going between Europe and the Indian Ocean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Suez Canal — ship canal across the Isthmus of Suez, joining the Mediterranean & the Gulf of Suez: c. 107 mi (172 km) long …   English World dictionary

  • Suez Canal — a canal in NE Egypt, cutting across the Isthmus of Suez and connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. 107 mi. (172 km) long. * * * Ship canal, Isthmus of Suez, Egypt. Connecting the Red Sea with the eastern Mediterranean Sea, it extends 100… …   Universalium

  • Suez Canal —    A 100 mile long sea level canal in Egypt, across the isthmus of Suez between Port Said on the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Suez at the north end of the Red Sea, opened in 1869. It was built by a French consortium led by Ferdinand de Lesseps,… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Suez Canal — Su′ez Canal′ n. geg a canal in NE Egypt, crossing the Isthmus of Suez and connecting the Mediterranean and Red seas. 107 mi. (172 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Suez Canal — ship canal across the Isthmus of Suez; 107 mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Suez Canal — /suɛz kəˈnæl/ (say soohez kuh nal) noun a canal across the Isthmus of Suez, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Sea; constructed 1854–69 by Ferdinand de Lesseps with French and Egyptian backing. About 160 km long …   Australian English dictionary

  • SUEZ CANAL —    a great artificial channel cutting the isthmus of Suez, and thus forming a waterway between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea; was planned and undertaken by the French engineer Lesseps, through whose untiring efforts a company was formed and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Suez Canal — waterway which runs through the Isthmus of Suez and links the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez …   English contemporary dictionary

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