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Definition 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 - [noun denoting location]

Samples where near east or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization

Synonyms for near east in the sense of this definition

(near east is an instance of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is an instance of near east) Arabic name for the Middle East

(near east is a part of ...) a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923

(near east is a part of ...) a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq

(near east is a part of ...) the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel

(near east is a part of ...) an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea

(near east is a part of ...) an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum

(near east is a part of ...) an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean

(near east is a part of ...) an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy

(near east is a part of ...) an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization

(near east is a part of ...) a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil

(near east is a part of ...) 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

(near east is a part of ...) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

(near east is a part of ...) an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC

(near east is a part of ...) a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates

(near east is the region of the domain of ...) small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds

(near east is the region of the domain of ...) usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling

(near east is the region of the domain of ...) an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup

(near east is the region of the domain of ...) Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt

(near east is the region of the domain of ...) tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East

(near east is the region of the domain of ...) the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)

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