What does Mediterranean mean?

Definitions for Mediterraneanˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Mediterranean.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea(adj)

    the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia

  2. Mediterranean(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea

    "Mediterranean countries"


  1. Mediterranean(a.)

    Of, pertaining to, or located in the Mediterranean Sea or on the adjacent lands; as, Mediterranean trade; a Mediterranean voyage; a Mediterranean plant.

  2. Origin: [L. mediterraneus; medius middle + terra land. See Mid, and Terrace.]


  1. Mediterranean(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea and the region around it.

  2. Mediterranean(ProperNoun)

    The Mediterranean Sea.

  3. Mediterranean(ProperNoun)

    The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

  4. Origin: From Mediterraneanus, from medius, + terra + -anus (adjectival suffix) + -eanus (adjectival suffix)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediterranean(adj)

    inclosed, or nearly inclosed, with land; as, the Mediterranean Sea, between Europe and Africa

  2. Mediterranean(adj)

    inland; remote from the ocean

  3. Mediterranean(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea; as, Mediterranean trade; a Mediterranean voyage

  4. Origin: [L. mediterraneus; medius middle + terra land. See Mid, and Terrace.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mediterranean

    med-i-tėr-rā′ne-an, adj. situated in the middle of earth or land: inland—also Mediterrā′neous.—Mediterranean Sea, so called from being, as it were, in the middle of the land of the Old World. [L., medius, middle, terra, earth.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mediterranean in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mediterranean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Goran Amnegard:

    There is this myth about the cold weather here, the moose and the polar bears, we have had more or less Mediterranean summers.

  2. Refugees Antonio Guterres:

    The focus has to be about saving lives. We need a robust search-and-rescue operation in the Central Mediterranean, not only a border patrol.

  3. Vincent van Gogh:

    The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.

  4. Muammar Qaddafi:

    I am sailing out along parallel 32.5 to stress that this is the Libyan border. This is the line of death where we shall stand and fight with our backs to the wall. (On planning confrontation with US Sixth Fleet in Mediterranean)

  5. Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil:

    We expect strong use to be made of the central Mediterranean route in the coming weeks, last week alone, 5,000 refugees came via the central Mediterranean route. When the weather gets better, these numbers will increase strongly.

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