from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Lebanon, in the western part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was an important Greek and Roman trade center. Beirut was the scene of bitter factional fighting between Christians and Muslims after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975 and was further destroyed by an Israeli siege in 1982. Population: 1,250,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Lebanon.
- proper n. The drinking game of beer pong.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
From Arabic بيروت (Bayrūt), from Phoenician 𐤁𐤓𐤕 (Berot, Birut) (Wiktionary)