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Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, sushi, I love it all. Put it on a plate, and as long as I know what it is, I will eat it.
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Meaning of "Mediterranean" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MEDITERRANEAN

From Latin mediterrāneus, from medius middle + -terrāneus, from terra land, earth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MEDITERRANEAN

Mediterranean  [ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪnɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEDITERRANEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mediterranean can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MEDITERRANEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mediterranean

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it is usually identified as a completely separate body of water. The name Mediterranean is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land". It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km², but its connection to the Atlantic is only 14 km wide. In oceanography, it is sometimes called the Eurafrican Mediterranean Sea or the European Mediterranean Sea to distinguish it from mediterranean seas elsewhere. The Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m and the deepest recorded point is 5,267 m in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea. It was an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times that allowed for trade and cultural exchange between emergent peoples of the region.

Definition of Mediterranean in the English dictionary

The first definition of Mediterranean in the dictionary is a native or inhabitant of a Mediterranean country. Other definition of Mediterranean is of, relating to, situated or dwelling on or near the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean is also denoting a postulated subdivision of the Caucasoid race, characterized by slender build and dark complexion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MEDITERRANEAN


Albanian
ælˈbeɪnɪən
circumforanean
ˌsɜːkəmfəˈreɪnɪən
contemporanean
kənˌtɛmpəˈreɪnɪən
Iranian
ɪˈreɪnɪən
Jordanian
dʒɔːˈdeɪnɪən
Lacanian
ləˈkeɪnɪən
Lithuanian
ˌlɪθjʊˈeɪnɪən
Mauritanian
ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪən
Panamanian
ˌpænəˈmeɪnɪən
Pomeranian
ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪən
Romanian
rəʊˈmeɪnɪən
Roumanian
ruːˈmeɪnɪən
Sassanian
sæˈseɪnɪən
subterranean
ˌsʌbtəˈreɪnɪən
superterranean
ˌsuːpətəˈreɪnɪən
Tasmanian
tæzˈmeɪnɪən
transuranian
ˌtrænzjʊˈreɪnɪən
Turanian
tjʊˈreɪnɪən
Ukrainian
juːˈkreɪnɪən
Uranian
jʊˈreɪnɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEDITERRANEAN

Mediterranean fever
Mediterranean flour moth
Mediterranean fruit fly
Mediterranean Sea

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEDITERRANEAN

Argentinean
Bornean
calcanean
Capricornean
Dodonean
eburnean
filicinean
Guinean
hirudinean
hymenean
Linnean
Longinean
monogenean
Papua-New-Guinean
Portuguese Guinean
Pyrenean
Shoshonean
Sierra Leonean

Synonyms and antonyms of Mediterranean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Mediterranean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEDITERRANEAN

Find out the translation of Mediterranean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Mediterranean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Mediterranean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地中海的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mediterráneo
570 millions of speakers

English

Mediterranean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूमध्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَوَسِطِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

средиземноморский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mediterrâneo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভূমধ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méditerranéen
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mediterranean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

südländisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地中海の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지중해의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mediterania
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc vùng Địa Trung Hải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மத்திய தரைக்கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भूमध्यसाधरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Akdeniz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mediterraneo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

śródziemnomorski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

середземноморський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mediteranean
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεσογειακός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Mediterreense
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

medelhavs-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

middelhavs-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Mediterranean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEDITERRANEAN»

The term «Mediterranean» is very widely used and occupies the 8.809 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEDITERRANEAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Mediterranean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Mediterranean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Mediterranean

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10 QUOTES WITH «MEDITERRANEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Mediterranean.
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Ted Allen
I cook everything. I love Mediterranean cooking, I love Asian cooking. I do lots of Japanese noodles.
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Richard Attenborough
If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.
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Edward Ball
Slavery in West Africa, and in Rome and in the Mediterranean, was something different than slavery in America.
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Elizabeth Banks
If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face.
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Camren Bicondova
Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, sushi, I love it all. Put it on a plate, and as long as I know what it is, I will eat it.
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James Henry Breasted
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
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Donald Bren
Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the Mediterranean's, and so is the architecture. This center exudes a radiance, an energy. It will become a special way of life for everyone.
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Thomas Bulfinch
We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew little of any real people except those to the east and south of their own country, or near the coast of the Mediterranean.
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Sasha Cohen
I really liked the food in Japan. There is something so organized, neat, and methodical about it. They put a lot of care and quality into their cooking. I also love Mediterranean, New American, and Italian food, because the cuisines borrow influences from all over the world.
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Cat Cora
Right now I'd love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest... Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEDITERRANEAN»

Discover the use of Mediterranean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Mediterranean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of ...
"Braudel's Mediterranean is a tour de force, one of the classics of this century's historical writing."--Charles Tilly, author of "As Sociology Meets History"
Fernand Braudel, 1995
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The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative ...
Discusses the nutritional and health benefits of Mediterranean culinary practices and presents two hundred recipes adapted for the modern American kitchen.
Nancy Harmon Jenkins, 2009
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Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies
Start exploring — discover how the Mediterranean lifestyle encompasses dietary habits, physical activity, stress management, and fun Here's to a healthier you — delve into the benefits of a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, such as ...
Meri Raffetto, Wendy Jo Peterson, 2012
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Cultural Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Cultural identity in the classical world is explored from a variety of angles.
Erich S. Gruen, 2011
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Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's ...
Presents more than five hundred vegetarian recipes for Mediterranean dishes, from tabbouleh and gnocchi to stuffed artichokes and honey-roasted figs, and includes information about common spices and ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine.
Martha Rose Shulman, 2007
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The Mediterranean Prescription: Meal Plans and Recipes to ...
Discover the Sicilian secret to a happy life. Capture a pleasurable way of eating that will bring all the blessings and bounty of the Mediterranean to your table, to your life, and to your health! From the Hardcover edition.
Dr. Angelo Acquista, 2008
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The Everything Mediterranean Diet Book: All you need to lose ...
With 150 original recipes, menu plans, and dieting tips, you'll get a comprehensive tour of the Mediterranean diet!
Connie Diekman, Sam Sotiropoulos, 2010
8
Mediterranean Crossings: The Politics of an Interrupted ...
Through an interdisciplinary analysis of literary, musical, and audio-visual works, this book proposes a cultural and historical reconfiguration of the Mediterranean.
Iain Chambers, 2008
9
The Mediterranean Diet: Constituents and Health Promotion
Divided into three sections, the book provides this information: Background: Learn about the history of the Mediterranean Diet and food patterns from the ancient Greeks through the present.
Antonia-Leda Matalas, Antonis Zampelas, Vassilis Stavrinos, 2001
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Mediterranean Climate Variability
This multi-authored book provides an updated description of climate variability in the Mediterranean basin, focusing on decadal and centennial time scales and on the results available on the impact of future emission scenarios at regional ...
P. Lionello, Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, R. Boscolo, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEDITERRANEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Mediterranean is used in the context of the following news items.
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Baby born on LÉ 'Niamh' after Mediterranean rescue
A baby has been born on board the Naval Service's LÉ Niamh during an operation in the Mediterranean in which 14 pregnant women were ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
2
Magic Johnson's Mediterranean yacht vacation with son EJ and …
And Magic Johnson's yearly expedition – a six-week tour through the Mediterranean via yacht – is costing him a fortune not far from that of an ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Solarnia: the solar paradise of the mediterranean
This place is called Solarnia, a Mediterranean paradise completely powered by clean and safe energy. It has a stable economy and a ... «Greenpeace International, Jul 15»
4
The plight of African migrants in the Mediterranean
The world is watching the African humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea with little interest, as mostly teenagers and young West Africans ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Mediterranean villa with a pool beneath the living room hits market …
Mediterranean house with a pool beneath the living room hits ... villa offers the rare opportunity to swim underneath a Mediterranean villa. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Mediterranean diet can help prostate cancer sufferers, study finds
Researchers at the university's Cancer Society Research Centre have found a "Mediterranean-style diet" may benefit men with prostate cancer ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Mariah Carey and James Packer not together for weeks after …
... the Arctic P – from where they enjoyed a picturesque tour of the Mediterranean waters surrounding Balearic Islands Ibiza and Formentura. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Mediterranean Meal with Olive Oil Keeps Blood Sugar Levels Lower …
A Mediterranean-type meal supplemented with EVOO had a beneficial effect on post-prandial glycemic and lipid profile by decreasing blood ... «Olive Oil Times, Jul 15»
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Egypt's Al-Azhar partakes in intercultural dialogue at Union for …
CAIRO: Egypt's Al-Azhar will participate in an intercultural and interreligious meeting of Mediterranean cultures and religions July 22-23 at the ... «The Cairo Post, Jul 15»
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07/21/15 - Plantours Adds Two Additional Mediterranean Sailings …
With repairs happening this month on Plantours' MS Hamburg, a November/December drydocking is no longer needed for the one-ship ... «Cruise Industry News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mediterranean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mediterranean>. Dec 2019 ».
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