• WordNet 3.6
    • n Bosporus 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bosporus A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a seas; as, the Bosporusformerly the Thracian Bosporus) or Strait of Constantinople, between the Black Sea and Sea of Marmora; the Cimmerian Bosporus, between the Black Sea and Sea of Azof.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bosporus A strait or channel between two seas, or between a sea and a lake. More particularly applied as a proper name to the strait between the sea of Marmora and the Black Sea, formerly the Thracian Bosporus, and to the strait of Yenikale, or Cimmerian Bosporus, which connects the sea of Azov with the Black Sea.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

This sound is the Bosporus, and through it is the way to the Black Sea.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
It was evening, and the lights of the city were everywhere glittering like long lines of quivering gold down into the waters of the Bosporus.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
Alexius soon found it expedient to ferry them across the Bosporus.
"Peter the Hermit" by Daniel A. Goodsell
They plunder and hunt as far as the Sea of Azov and the Cimmerian Bosporus, ravaging also Armenia and Media.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
One month after an agreement we could be on the Bosporus.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Among other preparations, they were to construct a bridge of boats across the Bosporus at Chalcedon.
"Darius the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Her fleet is rusting in the Bosporus.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Crossing the Bosporus to Asia Minor, she had survived.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Pere Pargoire proves that the suburb stood on the European shore of the Bosporus near Beshiktash.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
He must not beat her or strangle her with a bowstring or drop her into the Bosporus.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes

In news:

A port city has existed on the banks of the Bosporus for some 8,000 years.
What sea is located at the northern end of the Bosporus.
Indeed, it is an extension of the Mediterranean, joined to its larger twin at the Bosporus.
I sailed to the haunted kingdom of Trebizond from Istanbul, north through the Bosporus and then east along the coast of the Black Sea .
Turkey Delays Sale of Bosporus Bridges, Roads for Third Time.
Turkey delayed the sale of 25-year operating rights for toll roads and two bridges over the Bosporus a third time amid a decline in the availability of international finance.
Turkey plans new major waterway to bypass Bosporus .
I sailed to the haunted kingdom of Trebizond from Istanbul, north through the Bosporus and then east along the coast of the Black Sea.
My wife and I were the only tourists waiting at the port for a ferry ride up the Bosporus -- the waterway that, remarkably, slices Istanbul between the continents of Asia and Europe.
Situated on the Bosporus strait, this metropolis spans Europe and Asia — and has a storied history as a gathering place for spies.
For years, Turkey has expressed concerns about the increasing tanker traffic passing through its Bosporus and Dardanelles straits between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea—and in the Sea of Marmara between the two straits.
Turkish delight at Bosporus restaurant in Dubai.
The interior of Bosporus, a Turkish restaurant on Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai.
A dish from Bosporus restaurant in Dubai.
The archetypal Renaissance Man designed a submarine, a tank, a steam cannon, a bridge to span the Bosporus, an airplane, a helicopter, a hang glider and—quite practically—a parachute.