Euphrates


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Eu·phra·tes

 (yo͞o-frā′tēz)
A river of southwest Asia flowing about 2,800 km (1,740 mi) from central Turkey through Syria and into Iraq, where it joins the Tigris River to form the Shatt al Arab. Its waters were a major source of irrigation for the flourishing civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia.

Euphrates

(juːˈfreɪtiːz)
n
(Placename) a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing south across Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris, forming the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows to the head of the Persian Gulf: important in ancient times for the extensive irrigation of its valley (in Mesopotamia). Length: 3598 km (2235 miles)

Eu•phra•tes

(yuˈfreɪ tiz)

n.
a river in SW Asia, flowing from E Turkey through Syria and Iraq, joining the Tigris to form the Shatt-al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. 1700 mi. (2735 km) long.
Eu•phra′te•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Euphrates - a river in southwestern AsiaEuphrates - a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia
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
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
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Translations
Eufrat
Eufrat
Eufrátesz
Eufrate
ユーフラテス川
Eufrat
EufratЕуфрат
Fırat

Euphrates

[juːˈfreɪtiːz] NEufrates m

Euphrates

nEuphrat m
References in classic literature ?
With these came they, who from the bordring flood Of old EUPHRATES to the Brook that parts EGYPT from SYRIAN ground, had general Names Of BAALIM and ASHTAROTH, those male, These Feminine.
At the mouth of the Euphrates they found a ship just about to start for Bagdad.
It is a mixture of excellent opium, which I fetched myself from Canton in order to have it pure, and the best hashish which grows in the East -- that is, between the Tigris and the Euphrates.
Meanwhile, an army unit found 122,360 tons of wheat in al-Husseiniya village that were hidden underground and they were later delivered to the Euphrates Center in Deir Ezzor.
WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- The coalition against the so-called Islamic State believes that the group's leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is "probably" somewhere in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Iraq and Syria, US Commander Stephen Townsend said Thursday.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Turkish sources announced that "Ankara government is preparing for a military operation in the near future in Mosul in northern Iraq, similar to the Euphrates shield operation in northern Syria.
Before departing for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Erdoy-an spoke about reports of a Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) advance west of the Euphrates River, a circumstance that would likely pit Ankara against the US-allied Kurdish militants.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Eroglu said Turkey released water from Ataturk Dam on Euphrates, at the risk of generating less energy, in order to help its neighbors Iraq and Syria.
PROFESSOR TOMANBAY'S ARTICLE presenting Turkey's approach to the utilization of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers demonstrates the keen nationally focused attention brought to the problem by each of the three riparians sharing the two rivers.
In the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Iraqi forces destroyed an IS held cave network and weapons.
He underlined that the Americans should not be present in East of the Euphrates River, and said, "We should be more vigilant about the regional situation.
He added, "The people of Jurf al-Sakhr spoke with the Central Euphrates Operations Command, which was under the responsibly of Ethman al-Ghanmi for arming the people to confront Daesh and the work continued for several months because the commander-in-chief of the armed forces had a number of remarks about arming the people of that area.