Basra

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Bas·ra

 (bäs′rə, bŭs′-)
A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. A historic port, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.

Basra

(ˈbæzrə) or

Basrah

;

Busra

(ˈbʌsrə) or

Busrah

n
(Placename) a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)

Bas•ra

(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra



n.
a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq