- a seaport in NE Egypt, near the S end of the Suez Canal.
- Gulf of, a NW arm of the Red Sea, W of the Sinai Peninsula.
- Isthmus of, an isthmus in NE Egypt, joining Africa and Asia. 72 miles (116 km) wide.
Examples from the Web for suez
As Suez demonstrated, it was a lot easier to be tough on allies than on a potentially mortal adversary.Obama’s All Eisenhower On Russia
March 10, 2014
But in July he joined the army backed government as the interim labor minister and has defended the breaking of the Suez strikes.Once Key Players in the Revolution, Egypt's Workers Stand Down
October 23, 2013
In early October 1973, campaign ads of the ruling Labor Party declared, "On the banks of the Suez, all is quiet."Guns, Generals and Votes
November 16, 2012
Chaos has also been reported in Alexandra, Port Said, Tanta, Mansoura, Sohag, and Suez.Egypt in Chaos as Protesters Call for Military Council to Transfer Power
November 20, 2011
Al Qaeda and Zawahiri know they have been bypassed in the streets of Cairo, Suez and Alexandria.Al Qaeda's Odd Silence on Egypt
February 6, 2011
The route by Alexandria and Suez, they all tell me, is the best and most expeditious.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
Instead of calling at Zanzibar, this time it went clear to Suez!
At that time there was even a ship at Suez bound for New York.
About the importance of Suez, Jaeckh and Reventlow are agreed.
The isthmuses of Panama and Suez are in our way; we cut through them!Celebrated Travels and Travellers
- a port in NE Egypt, at the head of the Gulf of Suez at the S end of the Suez Canal: an ancient trading site and a major naval station under the Ottoman Empire; port of departure for pilgrims to Mecca; oil-refining centre. It suffered severely in the Arab-Israeli conflicts of 1967 and 1973. Pop: 513 000 (2005 est)
- Isthmus of Suez a strip of land in NE Egypt, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea: links Africa and Asia and is crossed by the Suez Canal
- Gulf of Suez the NW arm of the Red Sea: linked with the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal
Word Origin and History for suez
from Arabic as-suways, from Egyptian suan "beginning," in reference to the port at the head of the Red Sea. The modern Suez Canal opened in 1869.