Middle East

Definitions of Middle East
  1. noun
    the 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
    “the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization”
    synonyms: Mideast, Near East
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    Arabic name for the Middle East
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    geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
    a demarcated area of the Earth
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