Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Qa·tar(kä′tər, KHŭt′ər, kə-tär′)
A country of eastern Arabia on a peninsula in the southwest Persian Gulf. A traditional monarchy, it was a British protectorate from 1916 until 1971, when it became independent. Oil was first produced commercially in 1949, and its production still dominates Qatar's economy. Doha is the capital and the largest city.
Qa·tar′i adj. & n.
(Placename) a state in E Arabia, occupying a peninsula in the Persian Gulf: under Persian rule until the 19th century; became a British protectorate in 1916; declared independence in 1971; exports petroleum and natural gas. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: Doha. Pop: 2 042 444 (2013 est). Area: about 11 000 sq km (4250 sq miles)
Qa•tar(ˈkɑ tɑr, kəˈtɑr)
an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf; under British protection until 1971. 723,542; 4416 sq. mi. (11,437 sq. km). Cap.: Doha.
Qa•tar′i, adj., n.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Qatar - an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil|
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
Gulf States - the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Katar Peninsula, Qatar Peninsula, Katar, Qatar - a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
|2.||Qatar - a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf|
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
tiểu vương quốc Qatar
n → Katar nt