Definitions

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.

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  • n. joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia

Etymologies

From Arabic الرياض (al-RiyaaD) (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The demand, which Iran swiftly rejected, came during the U.N. February 15th, 2010 RIYADH - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Riyadh Monday, where she will likely seek to shore up Saudi support for tougher sanctions on Iran and for renewed Mideast peace talks.

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  • RIYADH: A pair of conjoined Palestinian twins who came to the Kingdom from the Gaza Strip to undergo separation surgery died in Riyadh on Saturday, said Saudi Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.

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  • RIYADH: On the sideline of the Global Competitiveness Forum taking place in Riyadh, Al-Olayan Financing Company which manages the Middle East operation of Arabia, a core partner nation in laying the foundation for a strong and modernized global economy, is on the verge of meeting a goal ... diseases.

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  • RIYADH: A number of expatriate women teachers in Riyadh, many of them from Western countries, are complaining the company that employed them has violated their employment contracts, not kept promises and has been burdening them with extra work.

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  • RIYADH - A cargo plane belonging to the German carrier Lufthansa crashed on landing at Riyadh airport on Tuesday, Saudi television reported.

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  • RIYADH - A Lufthansa official says one of the airline's cargo planes has crashed in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh but there was no immediate word on casualties.

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  • RIYADH/SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni Shi'ite rebels are expected to hand over five captive Saudi soldiers in less than a week, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported on Sunday, following a 48-hour ultimatum set by Riyadh.

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  • RIYADH: Police in Riyadh arrested two foreign nationals who forged and sold documents with seals from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. required (email will never be displayed)

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  • RIYADH: While an estimated 250,000 Saudis suffer from schizophrenia, "many are not aware of the nature of this mental illness and its impact on the person and society," said Samira bint Abdullah Al-Farhan, director of the Saudi National Association for Schizophrenia, which held its first board meeting in Riyadh on Sunday.

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