from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of the northeast Arabian Peninsula at the head of the Persian Gulf. Settled by Arab tribes in the early 18th century, it became a British protectorate in 1897 and an independent kingdom in 1961. Iraq invaded and occupied the country in 1990, sparking the Persian Gulf War (1991), which ended with Iraqi troops being driven out by a coalition of Arab and Western forces. With its major oil reserves, discovered in 1938, it has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The city of Kuwait is its capital. Population: 2,510,000.
- The capital of Kuwait, in the east-central part of the country on the Persian Gulf. It was heavily damaged during the Persian Gulf War. Population: 32,400.
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- proper n. Country in the Middle East. Official name: State of Kuwait.
- proper n. Alternative form of Kuwait City.
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- n. an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
- n. a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
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