Definitions for Mediterraneanˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Med•i•ter•ra•ne•anˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ən(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Mediterranean Sea.

  2. a person whose physical characteristics are considered typical of the peoples native to the Mediterranean area.

  3. the, the islands and countries of the Mediterranean Sea collectively.

    Category: Informal

  4. (adj.)pertaining to, situated on or near, or dwelling about the Mediterranean Sea.

  5. of or pertaining to the peoples native to the lands along or near the Mediterranean Sea.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  6. (l.c.) surrounded or nearly surrounded by land.

Origin of Mediterranean:

1585–95; < L mediterrāne(us) midland, inland + -an1

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Mediterranean(noun)ˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ən

    the area of ocean between Europe and Africa and the countries along its coasts

    a vacation in the Mediterranean

  2. Mediterranean(adjective)ˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ən

    relating to the countries, people, and cultures of the Mediterranean

    a Mediterranean climate


  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


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