from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, in the east-central part of the country east-northeast of Mecca. Situated in a desert oasis, it was a walled city until the oil boom of the 1950s led to the demolition of older structures to make way for commercial expansion. Population: 4,080,000.
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- proper n. Capital of Saudi Arabia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
From Arabic الرياض (al-RiyaaD) (Wiktionary)