Arab Republic of Egypt. a republic in northeastern Africa. 386,198 sq. mi. (1,000,252 sq. km). Capital: Cairo.: Arabic Misr [mis-ruh] /ˈmɪs rə/ .Formerly United Arab Republic .
an ancient kingdom in northeastern Africa: divided into the Nile Delta (Lower Egypt ) and the area from Cairo south to the Sudan (Upper Egypt ).
Other definitions for Egypt. (2 of 2)
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How to use Egypt in a sentence
In ancient Egypt, a mud wrap did not necessarily mean a day at the spa.
The company is a top employer in Egypt, with more than 1,200 workers, and brings in $200 million in revenue across the region.
This pharaoh, or king of ancient Egypt, had died in the 1320s BC.
The works will include paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrandt, as well as the Temple of Dendur from Egypt and the medieval tapestry The Unicorn Rests in a Garden.Verizon to expand fast 5G to NFL stadiums, music venues, and UPS delivery drones | Aaron Pressman | January 12, 2021 | Fortune
It’s been used as a perfume and in ancient Egypt, in embalming processes, and which Christians have interpreted as foreshadowing Jesus’s death.
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”
The only repercussions Iraqi has faced are outside of Egypt, as she lost her place in an upcoming Swiss Film Festival, he added.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Egypt has a comparatively low number of HIV cases compared to the rest of Africa, with just 11,000 infected people nationwide.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jordan also banned it, and Malaysia, Egypt, and Indonesia subjected it to their censorship boards.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the site has seen little of the decimation from heavy tourism that has plagued the northern pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Egypt was once a land of mystery; now, every lad, on leaving Eton, yachts it to the pyramids.
And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
But scarcely had the new ambassador arrived at his destination when he heard of Bonaparte's projected expedition to Egypt.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His imagination, wakened by Egypt, plunged backwards with a sense of strange familiarity.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for Egypt
a republic in NE Africa, on the Mediterranean and Red Sea: its history dates back about 5000 years. Occupied by the British from 1882, it became an independent kingdom in 1922 and a republic in 1953. Over 96 per cent of the total area is desert, with the chief areas of habitation and cultivation in the Nile delta and valley. Cotton is the main export. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim; Sunni majority. Currency: pound. Capital: Cairo. Pop: 85 294 388 (2013 est). Area: 997 739 sq km (385 229 sq miles): Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt Former official name (1958–71): United Arab Republic
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Cultural definitions for Egypt (1 of 2)
Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, a country in northeastern Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Israel and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The principal geographic feature of the country is the Nile River. Its capital and largest city is Cairo. (See also Alexandria.)
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