Damascus


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Da·mas·cus

 (də-măs′kəs)
The capital and largest city of Syria, in the southwest part of the country. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city became a thriving commercial center under the Romans and was a Saracen stronghold during the Crusades.

Dam′a·scene′ (dăm′ə-sēn′) adj. & n.

Damascus

(dəˈmɑːskəs; -ˈmæs-)
n
(Placename) the capital of Syria, in the southwest: reputedly the oldest city in the world, having been inhabited continuously since before 2000 bc Pop: 2 317 000 (2005 est). Arabic names: Dimashq or Esh Sham

Da•mas•cus

(dəˈmæs kəs)

n.
the capital of Syria, in the SW part: reputed to be the oldest continuously existing city in the world. 1,251,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Damascus - an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of SyriaDamascus - an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Damascene - a native or inhabitant of Damascus
Translations

Damascus

[dəˈmɑːskəs] NDamasco m

Damascus

[dəˈmɑːskəs dəˈmæskəs] nDamas

Damascus

nDamaskus nt; Damascus steelDamaszener Stahl m

Damascus

[dəˈmɑːskəs] nDamasco f
References in classic literature ?
From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
Now the attractions of Damascus so fascinated the worthy Ali, that he could hardly tear himself away, but at length he remembered that he had a home in Bagdad, meaning to return by way of Aleppo, and after he had crossed the Euphrates, to follow the course of the Tigris.
On the contrary, he must attack and fall upon them with a gallant bearing and a fearless heart, and, if possible, vanquish and destroy them, even though they have for armour the shells of a certain fish, that they say are harder than diamonds, and in place of swords wield trenchant blades of Damascus steel, or clubs studded with spikes also of steel, such as I have more than once seen.
Passing beyond this last island, we reached a country where there was a cave that ran to the distance of thirty or forty miles within the bowels of the earth, and that contained a greater number of far more spacious and more magnificent palaces than are to be found in all Damascus and Bagdad.
29} Another had so long an arm that he could sit down in Damascus and indite a letter at Bagdad -- or indeed at any distance whatsoever.
And with the question a great light seemed to fill the place, and I saw my duty sun-clear, as Saul saw his on the way to Damascus.
I wore a long sword which cut like a Damascus -- you remember it, Aramis for you always called it Balizarde.
Indeed, to say the truth, what little of its former self may then remain, will be found in so desolate and ruinous a state that the patriarch shall have removed his residence to Damascus.
There is still the city of Constantine to be taken, and war to be waged against the Soldan of Damascus.
Him follow'd RIMMON, whose delightful Seat Was fair DAMASCUS, on the fertil Banks Of ABBANA and PHARPHAR, lucid streams.
Sometimes I think of the far East, and keep rolling the names of Eastern cities under my tongue: Damascus and Bagdad, Medina and Mecca.
Newspapers and periodicals dating back to the emergence of the press in Syria at the beginning of the twentieth century are also included in the exhibition, as well as books that were issued in the last thirty years about the heritage of Damascus.