Search Result for "middle east":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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;
- Example: "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
[syn: Middle East, Mideast, Near East]

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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Middle East n 1: 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" [syn: Middle East, Mideast, Near East]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Middle East": Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Levant, Near East, New World, Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, West, Western Hemisphere, continent, down under, eastland, landmass, the old country