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 (lĕz′bŏs, -bōs) also Lés·vos (-vôs)
An island of eastern Greece in the Aegean Sea near the northwest coast of Anatolia. An important Aeolian settlement, Lesbos was noted for its lyric poets, including Sappho, in the seventh century bc. After occupation by various powers, the island was annexed by Greece in 1913.


(Placename) an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Lésvos Former name: Mytilene


(ˈlɛz bɒs, -boʊs)

a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 104,620; 836 sq. mi. (2165 sq. km). Cap.: Mytilene. Also called Mytilene .
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Noun1.Lesbos - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean SeaLesbos - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos
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But Achilles slept in an inner room, and beside him the daughter of Phorbas lovely Diomede, whom he had carried off from Lesbos.
Later on Menelaus joined us at Lesbos, and found us making up our minds about our course--for we did not know whether to go outside Chios by the island of Psyra, keeping this to our left, or inside Chios, over against the stormy headland of Mimas.
Summary: The deterioration at refugee camps has occurred even though far fewer refugees are arriving on Lesbos now than at the height of the influx to Europe in 2015 and 2016
A 10-year-old Afghan boy was crushed to death Saturday on board an overcrowded boat carrying scores of migrants headed from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, Photo - Reuters
120 migrants from two boats were boarded and transported Mitilini, Lesbos, the press center of the Ministry of Interior announced.
The island of Lesbos was, and remains, its epicenter.
Ghafoor Hussain and his team of volunteers set off for Lesbos from Teesside in a bid to provide hot meals to those sleeping in tents with no electricity.
Just like Monday's quake, the new one hit in the Aegean Sea, between the Turkish region of Karaburun and the Greek island of Lesbos.
Greeks on the island of Lesbos were counting the cost on Tuesday of a massive earthquake which ripped through its south on Monday, razing an entire village and leaving one person dead.
Greek authorities declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake killed one woman and displaced more than 800 people.
In 2015, Google's Creative Lab produced an app called the Crisis Info Hub to help refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Migrants protesting their long stay at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos set fire to asylum service buildings Monday, forcing government workers out of their offices, according to media reports.