Definitions

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

  • A river, about 400 km (250 mi) long, flowing through Lebanon, Syria, and southern Turkey to the Mediterranean Sea. It is used extensively for irrigation.

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  • proper noun the name of any one of a number of ancient Armenian kings
  • proper noun a river in Syria

Etymologies

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From Latin Orontēs, from Ancient Greek Ὀρόντης.

Examples

  • On the medals of Antioch on the Orontes was the ram and crescent; and the Ram was the special Deity of Syria, assigned to it in the division of the earth among the twelve signs.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • One exciting project currently in the works is cooperation between Turkey and Syria for the building of a dam on the Asi River (also known as the Orontes), which originates in Syria and has an annual water flow of 2.5 billion cubic meters.

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  • As if 'Orontes' were the same with 'Orientalis,' 'the

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • It is strange that R. Benjamin should call the Orontes the river Jabbok, but he always takes care to add that it rises in the Lebanon, to avoid any misconception that the Jabbok which falls into the Jordan is meant.] [Footnote 55: Boemond III, surnamed le Baube (the

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • If (and that is still a big if) Watson could have gotten from the battleground to Bombay by October 31, 1880, then he could have sailed on the Orontes, as he says, but that wouldn't have gotten him to Portsmouth until the end of November.

    A three pipe problem

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