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Definition 1: a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for egypt in the sense of this definition

(egypt is an instance of ...) any one of the countries occupying the African continent

(egypt is a part of ...) the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan

(egypt is a part of ...) an ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo; site of three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx

(egypt is a part of ...) an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)

(egypt is a part of ...) a city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around Thebes

(egypt is a part of ...) a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt; the scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Germans in 1942

(egypt is a part of ...) an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC; today the archeological remains include many splendid temples and tombs

(egypt is a part of ...) a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids

(egypt is a part of ...) a city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez Canal

(egypt is a part of ...) a ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea

(egypt is a part of ...) the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs

(egypt is a part of ...) an ancient city on the Nile in Egypt; two dams across the Nile have been built nearby

(egypt is a part of ...) the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt

(egypt is a part of ...) one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt

(egypt is a part of ...) the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization

(egypt is a part of ...) lake in Egypt formed by dams built on the Nile River at Aswan

(egypt is a part of ...) a desert in Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea

(egypt is a part of ...) a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea

(egypt is a part of ...) one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; consists of the Nile delta

(egypt is a part of ...) one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; extends south from Cairo to Sudan

(... is part of egypt) 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"

(... is part of egypt) the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

(egypt is a member of ...) a native or inhabitant of Egypt

(... is a member of egypt) an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation

(egypt is the region of the domain of ...) an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells

"the original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981"

(egypt is the region of the domain of ...) a terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails

"al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya uses force to push Egyptian society toward Islamic rule"

(egypt is the region of the domain of ...) a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel

Definition 2: an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for egypt in the sense of this definition

(egypt is an instance of ...) the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

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