from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Surrounded nearly or completely by dry land. Used of large bodies of water, such as lakes or seas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclosed, or nearly inclosed, with land.
  • adj. Inland; remote from the ocean.
  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or located in the Mediterranean Sea or on the adjacent lands

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the midst of an expanse of land; away from the sea; inland.
  • Nearly or quite surrounded by land; existing in the midst of inclosing land; confined or cut off by a bordering of land: used specifically [capitalized] as the name of the sea between Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, or (substantively) the Mediterranean, and rarely otherwise.
  • [capitalized] Pertaining to, situated on or near, or dwelling about the Mediterranean Sea: as, the Mediterranean currents; the Mediterranean countries or races.
  • Same as Iberian, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin mediterrāneus, inland : medius, middle; + terra, land.


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