[ zahy-der zey, zee; Dutch zœi-duh r zey ]
/ ˈzaɪ dər ˈzeɪ, ˈzi; Dutch ˈzœɪ dər ˈzeɪ /
a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in central Netherlands.Compare IJsselmeer.
Also Zuyder Zee.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for zuider zee
/ (ˈzaɪdə ˈziː, Dutch ˈzœidər ˈzeː) /
a former inlet of the North Sea in the N coast of the Netherlands sealed off from the sea by a dam in 1932, dividing it into the Waddenzee and the freshwater IJsselmeer, with several large reclaimed areas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012