beirut


beirut

noun

  1. a seaport in and the capital of Lebanon.

noun

  1. a republic at the E end of the Mediterranean, N of Israel. 3927 sq. mi. (10,170 sq. km). Capital: Beirut.
  2. a city in SE Pennsylvania.
  3. a city in N central Tennessee.
  4. a town in central Indiana.
  5. a town in W New Hampshire.
  6. a town in W Oregon.

noun

  1. the capital of Lebanon, a port on the Mediterranean: part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century until 1918; many universities (including Lebanese, American, French, and Arab). Pop: 1 875 000 (2005 est)

noun

  1. the Lebanon a republic in W Asia, on the Mediterranean: an important centre of the Phoenician civilization in the third millennium bc; part of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 until 1919; gained independence in 1941 (effective by 1945). Official language: Arabic; French and English are also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim and Christian. Currency: Lebanese pound. Capital: Beirut. Pop: 4 131 583 (2013est). Area: 10 400 sq km (4015 sq miles)

Lebanese capital, from Hebrew, literally “the wells,” from be’erot, plural of be’er “well.”

nation in w. Asia, from Semitic root l-b-n “white,” probably in reference to snow-capped peaks, or possibly to chalk or limestone cliffs. The Greek name of the island Lemnos is of Phoenician origin and from the same root.

Capital of Lebanon, located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea.

Republic in the Middle East, located on the Mediterranean Sea, bordered to the north and east by Syria and to the south by Israel. Its capital and largest city is Beirut.

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