Definition of the Middle East noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Middle East

BrE BrE//ðə ˌmɪdl ˈiːst//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌmɪdl ˈiːst//
(less frequent the Near East) [singular]
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an area that covers SW Asia and NE Africa compare Far East
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Middle East