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.
(place) Inland body of salt water on the Israeli-Jordanian border: c. 390 sq mi (1,010 sq km); surface, c. 1,349 ft (411 m) below sea level (the lowest known point on earth)
A lake in the Middle East, noted for high salinity and for its banks being the lowest point on Earth.
Dead-sea Sentence Examples
This had been won by Baldwin I., by way of revenge for the attacks of the Egyptians on his kingdom; and here, as early as 1116, he had built the fort of Monreal, half way between Aila and the Dead Sea.
Raynald of Chatillon, the second husband of Constance of Antioch, after languishing in captivity from 1159 to 1176, had been granted the seignory of Krak, to the east and south of the Dead Sea.
The same subject is illustrated by a picture-map in mosaic, portions of which were discovered in 1896 on the floor of the church of Madaba to the east of the Dead Sea.
Modern names, more or less similar to the ancient appellations, have been noted in different parts of the Dead Sea area; but no certain identification can be based on these similarities.
In Pliny they are a perennial colony settled on the western shore of the Dead Sea.