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Mediterranean Sea

a sea surrounded by Africa, Europe, and Asia. 2400 miles (3865 km) long; 1,145,000 sq. mi. (2,965,550 sq. km); greatest known depth 14,436 feet (4400 meters).
Also called Mediterranean. Unabridged
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  • He had been shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and had floated for several days in his life raft near the coast of Italy.

  • All at once he seemed to be hovering over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Undine Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
  • The devil in his fright dropped the huge pillar, which fell plump to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • A swan sang melodiously in his ear, that this was the Mediterranean Sea.

    Undine Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
  • There is that great centre of commerce, the Mediterranean Sea.

British Dictionary definitions for Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea

a large inland sea between S Europe, N Africa, and SW Asia: linked with the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea by the Suez Canal, and with the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, and Bosporus; many ancient civilizations developed around its shores. Greatest depth: 4770 m (15 900 ft). Length: (west to east) over 3700 km (2300 miles). Greatest width: about 1370 km (850 miles). Area: (excluding the Black Sea) 2 512 300 sq km (970 000 sq miles) Ancient name Mare Internum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Mediterranean Sea in Culture

Mediterranean Sea definition

Sea surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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