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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
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)