Algiers


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Al·giers

 (ăl-jîrz′)
The capital and largest city of Algeria, in the northern part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient North African port, Algiers was captured by French forces in 1830 and was later a pivotal center of the struggle for Algerian independence.

Algiers

(ælˈdʒɪəz)
n
(Placename) the capital of Algeria, an ancient port on the Mediterranean; until 1830 a centre of piracy. Pop: 3 260 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: Al-Jezair French name: Alger

Al•giers

(ælˈdʒɪərz)

n.
1. the capital of Algeria, in the N part. 1,839,000.
2. one of the former Barbary States: now Algeria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Algiers - an ancient port on the MediterraneanAlgiers - an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Translations
Алжир
Alžír
Algier
Alger
Alžir
Algír
Algiers
Algeria
Alžyras
Algier
Alger
Alžír
Alger

Algiers

[ælˈdʒɪəz] NArgel m

Algiers

[ælˈdʒɪərz] nAlger

Algiers

nAlgier nt

Algiers

[ælˈdʒɪəz] nAlgeri fsg
References in classic literature ?
For being at Tranque, years ago, when attached to the trading-ship Dey of Algiers, I was invited to spend part of the Arsacidean holidays with the lord of Tranque, at his retired palm villa at Pupella; a sea-side glen not very far distant from what our sailors called Bamboo-Town, his capital.
A regiment of brown and battered soldiers had arrived home from Algiers, and I judged they got thirsty on the way.
A soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers, There was lack of woman's nursing, there was dearth of woman's tears.
After a few years he could not endure to be long out of England, and gave up the villa that he had shared at Trouville with Lord Henry, as well as the little white walled-in house at Algiers where they had more than once spent the winter.
There has been no opportunity for that," replied the captive, "since she left Algiers, her native country and home; and up to the present she has not found herself in any such imminent danger of death as to make it necessary to baptise her before she has been instructed in all the ceremonies our holy mother Church ordains; but, please God, ere long she shall be baptised with the solemnity befitting her which is higher than her dress or mine indicates.
Morison to write a letter to the British consul at Algiers, dictating the exact phraseology of it with a fluency that indicated to his captive that this was not the first time the old rascal had had occasion to negotiate with English relatives for the ransom of a kinsman.
I knew there were smugglers, but I thought that since the capture of Algiers, and the destruction of the regency, pirates existed only in the romances of Cooper and Captain Marryat.
They came to Reims to tell fortunes in the name of the King of Algiers, and the Emperor of Germany.
de Beaufort is, at this moment, embarking for Algiers.
My father must have told us that night about Cervantes as well as about his 'Don Quixote', for I seem to have known from the beginning that he was once a slave in Algiers, and that he had lost a hand in battle, and I loved him with a sort of personal affection, as if he were still living and he could somehow return my love.
Far away, in late spring, "by the sea in the south," the swallows are still lingering around "white Algiers.
The post-mark (Algiers) had aroused my interest and curiosity, es-pecially at this time, since it was Algiers that was presently to witness the termination of my coming sea voyage in search of sport and adventure.