Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Steel or iron resembling that of a Damascus blade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A city of Syria.
  • noun a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence.
  • noun metal formed of thin bars or wires of iron and steel elaborately twisted and welded together; used for making gun barrels, etc., of high quality, in which the surface, when polished and acted upon by acid, has a damask appearance.
  • noun See Damask steel, under Damask, a.

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  • proper noun The capital city of Syria.

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

  • noun 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

Etymologies

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From Latin Damascus, from Ancient Greek Δαμασκός (Damaskos), from Aramaic דרמשק (darmeśeq, "well-watered place").

Examples

  • 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.

    U.S. Diplomat, Syrian President Meet in Damascus

  • 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.

    U.S. Diplomat, Syrian President Meet in Damascus

  • 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.

    U.S. Woos Damascus by Easing Export Ban

  • 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

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  • 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

    WN.com - Articles related to Poor resurfacing job endangering lives

  • DAMASCUS - A committee of Damascus residents and historians have assembled a book chronicling the town's history as well as its 2008 bicentennial celebration.

    Salem News

  • 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.

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  • DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria has criticized this week's U.S. renewal of sanctions against Damascus, desribing them as a disappointment.

    Fore, right!

  • DAMASCUS, 2 February 2009 (IRIN) - A shelter for people trafficking victims has just opened in an undisclosed location in Damascus.

    IRIN

  • DAMASCUS, Syria, April 1 (UPI) -- Iran is looking to transport its natural gas to markets in Greece and Italy through Iraq and Syria, the Iranian oil minister said in Damascus.

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