Malta

play
geographical name Mal·ta \ˈmȯl-tə\
variants: or ancient

Melita

play \ˈme-lə-tə, mə-ˈlē-tə\

Definition of Malta

  1. 1 or Maltese Islandsplay \mȯl-ˈtēz, -ˈtēs\ group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily; a republic of the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Valletta area 122 square miles (317 square kilometers), population 417,432

  2. 2 chief island of the Malta group. area 95 square miles (247 square kilometers)

  1. —see also maltese

MALTA Defined for English Language Learners

Malta

play
geographical name

Definition of Malta for English Language Learners

  • : island country in the Mediterranean Sea


Learn More about malta


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Malta? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!