Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The office of an emir.
  • n. The nation or territory ruled by an emir.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A country ruled by an emir.
  • n. The office of an emir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or rank of an emir.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the domain controlled by an emir
  • n. the office of an emir

Etymologies

From emir +‎ -ate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The participation of Dubai is seen as vital to the success of the new OECD initiative, as the emirate is a major trading and consumption hub for gold, and comes a decade after a similar process was introduced to keep so-called blood diamonds off the global market.

    Dubai DMCC Likely to Adopt New 'Conflict Gold' Guidelines

  • DUBAI — Dubai's Cityscape real-estate exhibition will start Monday at a time of continuing concerns over market oversupply in the emirate, which is hampering recovery two years after the burst of a local property bubble.

    Dubai Kicks Off Cityscape Amid Oversupply Concerns

  • The conglomerate in May agreed in principle with its main creditors to restructure the debt, helping lift a cloud of uncertainty that had hung over the economy of the emirate, which is struggling with an estimated $100 billion pile of total debt racked up before the onset of the world financial crisis.

    Dubai World Presents Debt Plan to Creditors

  • Dubai's failure to make it harder for Iranian activities in the emirate is a thorny issue with federal officials in Abu Dhabi and the U.S. government, which is keen to choke off the Islamic republic from the outside world with new sanctions.

    Hamas Killing Exposes Dubai's Dark Side

  • Yet, the great crusader was seemingly oblivious to the fact that he was speaking from a country, an emirate, which is ruled by a royal family which has no use or desire for democratic reforms which would allow its subjects to directly challenge the autocracy's ultimate authority to enact those reforms.

    Bush's Perversion of Democracy in the Middle East

  • But to term our emirate "Dubai Inc.," as some do, suggests that commerce, more than anything else, is our leitmotif.

    Our Ambitions for the Middle East

  • [19] This was at first known as the emirate of Cordova, but in 929 A.D. it became the caliphate of Cordova.

    Early European History

  • The emirate, which is smaller than Connecticut, was a surprise choice for the 2022 event in a competition that featured the U.S., Japan, Korea and Australia.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Some 1.8 million hotel guests stayed in the emirate, which is trying to draw more tourists to attractions such as the world's first Ferrari theme park, up 17.7 percent from 2009.

  • A decade ago, the emirate was a backwater, dwarfed by the ambitions of its neighbours - Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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