Pronunciation: (iz'mēr),[key] —n. 1. Formerly, Smyrna. a seaport in W Turkey on the Gulf of Izmir: important city of Asia Minor from ancient times. 636,078.
2. Gulf of. Formerly, Gulf of Smyrna. an arm of the Aegean Sea in W Turkey. 35 mi. (56 km) long; 14 mi. (23 km) wide.