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TURKISH EMPIRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Turkish Empire mean? 

TURKISH EMPIRE (noun)
  The noun TURKISH EMPIRE has 1 sense:

1. a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire

  Familiarity information: TURKISH EMPIRE used as a noun is very rare.


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TURKISH EMPIRE (noun)


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Meaning:

A Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Ottoman Empire; Turkish Empire

Instance hypernyms:

empire; imperium (the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised)

Holonyms ("Turkish Empire" is a part of...):

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)

Asia (the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations)

Europe (the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles)


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