1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Synonyms: United_Arab_Republic Arab_Republic_of_Egypt
Related terms: African_country Arab_League Organization_of_Petroleum-Exporting_Countries Egyptian Africa Middle_East Libyan_Desert Alexandria Sinai el_alamein Cairo Aswan El_Alamein Aswan_High_Dam upper_egypt Nile Memphis thebes Saqqara suez suez_canal lake_nasser Luxor Giza lower_egypt al-jihad al-gama'a_al-islamiyya El_Alamein
2. [ noun ] (Old Testament,geography) an ancient empire west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
Synonyms: Egyptian_Empire
Related terms: empire
Similar spelling:   Egyptian