Definitions

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

  • The capital and largest city of Armenia south of Tbilisi, Georgia. An ancient city founded on the site of a fortress established in the eighth century BC, it was strategically important as a trade center on caravan routes linking Transcaucasia and India after the seventh century AD.

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  • proper noun An ancient city in the Caucasus, now capital of Armenia.

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  • noun capital of Armenia

Etymologies

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From Armenian Երևան (Erevan).

Examples

  • YEREVAN -- A Yerevan court has upheld the city administration's decision to ban the opposition

    Spero News

  • YEREVAN (Reuters) - Russia yesterday urged Armenia and Turkey to move ahead with an historic rapprochement and Yerevan said it hoped Ankara was not blocking ratification of their deal to end a century of hostility.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 8/1/10

  • YEREVAN -- Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian today urged Turkey to act on its fence-mending agreements with Yerevan, warning that a continued delay could roll back the "historic" rapprochement between the two countries, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

    Spero News

  • YEREVAN -- The principal of a Yerevan boarding school for children with special needs has been dismissed following the imprisonment of a former teacher convicted of sexually and physically abusing female students, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • YEREVAN -- Two former Armenian Defense Ministry officials have admitted to disclosing a secret government order paving the way for military involvement in suppressing the deadly 2008 opposition protests in Yerevan, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

    Spero News

  • YEREVAN -- A former teacher at a Yerevan school for children with special needs has admitted to sexually and physically abusing his students in a high-profile trial, RFE/RL's Armenian

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • YEREVAN -- The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has publicly honored a young Armenian activist who was prosecuted for publicizing alleged sexual and other abuse at a Yerevan boarding school,

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • YEREVAN -- A top Armenian lawmaker says Yerevan will not agree to renewed discussions on the

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • YEREVAN -- Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian today urged Turkey to act on its fence-mending agreements with Yerevan, warning that a continued delay could roll back the "historic" rapprochement between the two countries, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • YEREVAN -- An Armenian government minister says Yerevan is seeking as much as $1 billion in loans from China to finance a railway link to neighboring Iran, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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