from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Known in biblical times as Ur of the Chal·dees (kălˈdēzˌ, kăl-dēzˈ)Ur A city of ancient Sumer in southern Mesopotamia on a site in present-day southeast Iraq. One of the oldest cities in Mesopotamia, it was an important center of Sumerian culture after c. 3000 B.C. and the birthplace of Abraham. The city declined after the sixth century B.C.
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- proper n. An ancient city in Mesopotamia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The urus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chemical symbol of uranium, less commonly used than the single letter U.
- Used substantively in the quotation.
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- n. an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates River
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