Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A salt lake, about 420 m (1,380 ft) below sea level, at the mouth of the Jordan River. It is one of the saltiest bodies of water known and is the lowest point on the surface of the earth.

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  • proper noun A lake in the Middle East, noted for high salinity and for its banks being the lowest point on Earth.

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  • noun a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level

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Examples

  • Jorge Velasquez asked me why the Dead Sea was called the Dead Sea.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Jorge Velasquez asked me why the Dead Sea was called the Dead Sea.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Jorge Velasquez asked me why the Dead Sea was called the Dead Sea.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth and second saltiest lake in the world, and In the past few decades it has been rapidly declining.

    Yermi Brenner: Saving the Jordan Valley Eco System

  • The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth and second saltiest lake in the world, and In the past few decades it has been rapidly declining.

    Yermi Brenner: Saving the Jordan Valley Eco System

  • While the first four colonies would extend the outer layer of "defense" settlements protecting the Israeli Metropolitan (Greater) Jerusalem to the shores of the Dead Sea, which is a natural barrier with Jordan in the east, to drive a wedge of concrete, steel and Jewish demography between the northern and southern West Bank, the fifth colony, Ariel, extends twenty five kilometers deep in the northern West Bank to slice it into two Palestinian "bantustans."

    U.S. Moment of Truth on Palestinian �� Israeli Conflict

  • The Dead Sea is a huge tourist destination in both Israel and Jordan because of its therapeutic qualities, so if the Peace Conduit changes the composition of the water it could have disastrous results for the tourist industry.

    Karin Kloosterman: Killing the Dead Sea Twice Is Good for Politicians, Not the Environment

  • Thence the passengers could observe the vast extent of this interior sea, which is also called the Dead Sea, and into which flows an American Jordan.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • One of the chief lakes is called the Dead Sea, from its stillness and gloom, and when light is flashed over it from above it is wonderfully impressive, with its surrounding fringe of gleaming stalactites.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • Vulgate's rendering of Josue (iii, 16) reads, mare solitudinis (quod nunc vocatur Mortuum) translated in the D.V. "the sea of the wilderness (which now is called the Dead Sea)".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

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