What does Mediterranean mean?

Definitions for Mediterranean
ˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ənMediter·ranean

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mediterranean, Mediterranean Seaadjective

    the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia

  2. Mediterraneanadjective

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

    "Mediterranean countries"

GCIDE

  1. Mediterraneanadjective

    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. Mediterraneanadjective

    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. Mediterraneannoun

    The Mediterranean Sea.

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

  3. Mediterraneannoun

    The region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediterraneanadjective

    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. Mediterraneanadjective

    inland; remote from the ocean

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

  3. Mediterraneanadjective

    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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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. Filippo Grandi:

    The worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year has just occurred.

  2. Lisa Drayer:

    What I love about both the DASH and Delicious Mediterranean diets is that they offer guiding principles for eating, like eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, fish, legumes, nuts and low-fat dairy foods, i personally love the fact that a daily glass of red wine is encouraged as part of the Delicious Mediterranean diet.

  3. Al Bochi:

    Many people in the Mediterranean eat small platters of food for breakfast, a few olives, some cheese, some honey and fruit, things like that.

  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. Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    That's the reality on the ground, because the countries bordering round the Mediterranean -- they do not want these people no matter what the cost.

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