meaning of Adriatic

Adriatic meaning in General Dictionary

Of or with respect to a sea so-named the northwestern part of that is known as the Gulf of Venice

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  • an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania from the eastern and Italy on the west
  • Of or related to a sea so named, the northwestern component which is called the Gulf of Venice.

Adriatic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

ocean east of Italy, from Latin Adriaticus, from city of Atria (contemporary Atri) in Picenum, when a seaport however now more than 12 miles inland. The name is perhaps from atra, neuter of atrum "black," therefore "the black city;" or else it signifies Illyrian adur "water, ocean."


Adriatic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or with respect to a sea so-named, the northwestern part of which is referred to as Gulf of Venice.


Sentence Examples with the word Adriatic

Yet she kept the Adriatic free of pirates, notably by suppressing the sea-robbers called Uscocchi (1601-1617), maintained herself in the Ionian Islands, and in 1684 added one more to the series of victorious episodes which render her annals so romantic. In that year Francesco Morosini, upon whose tomb we still may read the title Peloponnesiacus, wrested the whole of the Morea from the Turks.

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