- (dated) The region between the Near East and the Far East.
- 1920 April 21, House of Commons, quoting Austen Chamberlain, “Budget proposals, Committee of Ways and Means”, in The Parliamentary Debates, volume 128, page 455:
- Well, what may happen in the Middle East? I agree there are uncertainties, but when he was condemning the policy of the Government with regard to the Turkish peace, had he thought for a moment of the financial effect of the policy which he advocated?
- The region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa.
region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa