American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Steel or iron resembling that of a Damascus blade.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A city of Syria.
- 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)
“DAMASCUS — Senior U.S. diplomat William Burns met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus Wednesday, the latest move in a growing rapprochement between Syria and Washington even as outreach to Syrian ally Iran appears to be faltering.”
“DAMASCUS -- The Obama administration has told Syria that it will work to ease U.S. sanctions against Damascus, as Washington intensifies its pursuit of détente with a longtime Middle East rival.”
“DAMASCUS: Damascus, arguably the world's oldest city, is bustling with chic new life as Ottoman-era homes are turned into boutique hotels and trendy”
“DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Iran denied Monday that cracks were appearing in its alliance with Syria over Iraq and Lebanon, areas where the Damascus government has been under U.S. pressure to change its policies.”
“DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria has criticized this week's U.S. renewal of sanctions against Damascus, desribing them as a disappointment.”
“DAMASCUS - A committee of Damascus residents and historians have assembled a book chronicling the town's history as well as its 2008 bicentennial celebration.”
“DAMASCUS, 2 February 2009 (IRIN) - A shelter for people trafficking victims has just opened in an undisclosed location in Damascus.”
“DAMASCUS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior Iranian politician met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Damascus on Wednesday as the Palestinian Islamist group considered an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.”
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