Suez



noun
1.
a seaport in NE Egypt, near the S end of the Suez Canal.
2.
Gulf of, a NW arm of the Red Sea, W of the Sinai Peninsula.
3.
Isthmus of, an isthmus in NE Egypt, joining Africa and Asia. 72 miles (116 km) wide.
noun
1.
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)
2.
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
3.
Gulf of Suez, the NW arm of the Red Sea: linked with the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal

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