What does Mediterranean mean?

Definitions for Mediterranean
ˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ənMediter·ranean

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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"

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. Mediterranean(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From Mediterraneanus, from medius, + terra + -anus (adjectival suffix) + -eanus (adjectival suffix)

  2. Mediterranean(ProperNoun)

    The Mediterranean Sea.

    Etymology: From Mediterraneanus, from medius, + terra + -anus (adjectival suffix) + -eanus (adjectival suffix)

  3. Mediterranean(ProperNoun)

    The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Mediterranean(adj)

    inland; remote from the ocean

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

  3. Mediterranean(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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How to say Mediterranean in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Mediterranean in a Sentence

  1. Gaza Sweden:

    Ship to Gaza Sweden protest against this flagrant abuse of the freedom of navigation, israel's repeated acts of piracy in international waters are worrying signs that the occupation and blockade policy extends to the entire eastern Mediterranean.

  2. Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP:

    The Mediterranean is not only about Italy, Greece or Spain. But France too. And ithas to do itspart.

  3. Jacob Sharvit:

    The Fatimids were the first Muslims to have had a navy and they traded with all the Mediterranean cities, also with the Byzantines and the Christians, even though they were at war with them.

  4. Michal Feldman:

    This ancestral component is derived from Europe, or to be more specific, from southern Europe, so the ancestors of the Philistines must have traveled across the Mediterranean and arrived in Ashkelon sometime between the end of the Bronze age and the beginning of the Iron age, there would be a lot more that we can say if we had more data, for example we could maybe more precisely pinpoint the source of this migration.

  5. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    And once the relevant permissions and U.N. Security Council resolution are in place, I will deploy a naval warship to the south-central Mediterranean to combat arms trafficking in the region, together these developments will help stabilize Libya, secure its coast and tackle the migration crisis.

Images & Illustrations of Mediterranean

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