Definitions

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

  • A narrow strait separating European and Asian Turkey and joining the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. It has been an important trade route since ancient times.

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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Bosphorus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a seas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strait or channel between two seas, or between a sea and a lake.

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

  • n. a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route

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Examples

  • The name Bosporus was properly applied to the long narrow channel, now called the Straits of Kaffa or Yenikalé, which unites the Black Sea and the Mæotis or Sea of Azoff.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

  • The Bosporus is a link between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

    Bosporus

  • The city has been magical for centuries, straddling the beautiful waterway known as the Bosporus, with one foot in

    WN.com - Articles related to Culture capital Istanbul wakes up

  • His personal library already boasts a treasure trove of over 7,000 rare The city has been magical for centuries, straddling the beautiful waterway known as the Bosporus, with one foot in

    WN.com - Articles related to Culture capital Istanbul wakes up

  • The Bosporus is the physical and metaphorical heart of Istanbul and ferry tours are cheap and rewarding.

    uefa.com - News

  • One project that will increase oil transit through the Bosporus is the Russian-backed Northern Route Export Pipeline, a 990-mile pipeline that transports oil from Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea area oil deposits to the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.

    Energy profile of Turkey

  • She said she first experienced Hammam when her Turkish business partners put her up at the Hotel les Ottomans, a small boutique hotel on the Bosporus.

    Glowing, if Roughed Up

  • She added that the Trump Organization and its partners this spring will be opening matching 40-story office and residential towers on the Bosporus.

    Glowing, if Roughed Up

  • Mr. Erdogan, meanwhile, has been traveling from city to city promising to build tens of billions of dollars worth of so-called "crazy" projects, from a huge shipping canal to bypass the Bosporus in Istanbul, to a $100 million space research center in Ankara.

    Ruling Turkish Party Set for Election Win

  • We passed under and around the Bosporus Bridge many times and it stood there stoically - smirking at our inability to find our way onto its tarmac.

    Grif Peterson: The Mongol Rally: Georgia on my Mind

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