from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Syria, in the southwest part of the country. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city became a thriving commercial center under the Romans and was a Saracen stronghold during the Crusades. Population: 1,570,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Syria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A city of Syria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Steel or iron resembling that of a Damascus blade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
From Latin Damascus, from Ancient Greek Δαμασκός (Damaskos), from Aramaic דרמשק (darmeśeq, "well-watered place"). (Wiktionary)