Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Algeria, in the north on the Bay of Algiers, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient North African port, Algiers was captured by French forces in 1830 and was later a pivotal center of the struggle for Algerian independence. Population: 1,980,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Algeria.

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  • n. an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria

Etymologies

From Arabic الجزائر (al-jazāʾir, "the islands"), plural of جزيرة (jazīra, "island"), referring to the several small islands that once existed in the Bay of Algiers. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ALGIERS: Security forces sealed off the medieval Casbah district of Algiers following two murders and reports that an armed group was hiding out in the area, reports said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - Two Moslem fundamentalist militants standing trial in a case focusing on the bombing of Algiers airport said that they had been tortured.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - A man wanted over the kidnapping of three French consular officials in Algiers last October was killed in a shootout in the Algerian capital, state radio said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - A factory worker kidnapped by masked gunmen was found dead with his throat cut and five bullet wounds near his home in an Algiers suburb, APS news agency reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - A special court sentenced seven Moslem fundamentalists to death for the attempted murder of a policeman, forming an armed group and damaging the security of the state, Algiers raido reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - President Mahamane Ousmane, who won Niger's first free presidential election in April, left Algiers "satisfied" at the end of a two-day visit, the official news agency APS reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - Suspected Moslem fundamentalists shot dead a prominent children's doctor inside an Algiers hospital, state media said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - An Algerian poet was found at home with his throat slit in a Moslem fundamentalist bastion east of Algiers, state-controlled radio reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - Moslem fundamentalists ambushed and killed an Algerian state television journalist, the seventh local journalist to be slain in five months, Algiers radio reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ALGIERS - Christians in Algeria, where foreigners have become targets of Moslem fundamentalist attack, had a bleak Christmas this year with armed police guarding the cathedral in Algiers and traditional midnight mass cancelled.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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