Tigris

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Ti·gris

 (tī′grĭs)
A river of southwest Asia rising in eastern Turkey and flowing about 1,850 km (1,150 mi) southeast through Iraq to the Euphrates River. It was a major transportation route in ancient times.

Tigris

(ˈtaɪɡrɪs)
n
(Placename) a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing southeast through Baghdad to the Euphrates in SE Iraq, forming the delta of the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows into the Persian Gulf: part of a canal and irrigation system as early as 2400 bc, with many ancient cities (including Nineveh) on its banks. Length: 1900 km (1180 miles)

Ti•gris

(ˈtaɪ grɪs)

n.
a river in SW Asia, flowing SE from SE Turkey through Iraq, joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab. 1150 mi. (1850 km) long.
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Noun1.Tigris - an Asian riverTigris - an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
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
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6: As they were being pursued, one of the Harpies fell into the river Tigris, in Peloponnesus which is now called Harpys after her.
Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul said the area controlled by IS was no more than 9 per cent of west Mosul, which is bisected by the River Tigris.
This intention was underscored by the collection of material grouped in another room, which included plants, stones, and rocks brought directly from Palestine; tables on which photographic images of Neolithic masks were presented alongside texts, maps, and 3-D prints of the masks themselves; and various cork boards on which a variety of images and documents were presented, including one related to the thirteenth-century Mongol attack on Baghdad, during which so many books from the House of Wisdom were thrown into the River Tigris that the waters are said to have turned black.
Hammam al-Alil is the last major settlement along the River Tigris before Mosul itself, located some 30 miles (50km) South of the town.
The CTS Chief Predicts ISIS' Withdrawal To Western Mosul: Lt-Gen Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, the commander of the CTS, has raised the possibility that, if his elite troops made further progress, they might sweep through the eastern half of Mosul all the way to the River Tigris, by-passing some districts.
Backed by coalition airstrikes and artillery, Iraqi forces retook the hilltop village of Nasr on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, about 275 kilometers (170 miles) north of Baghdad, a military statement said.
Backed by coalition airstrikes and artillery, Iraqi forces retook the hilltop village of Al-Nasr on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, about 275 kilometers north of Baghdad, a military statement said.
Since then, Iraqi forces have made modest gains, capturing a handful of villages on the eastern bank of the river Tigris.
Starting from Al-Mustansiriya University, the 25 km first phase would cross the River Tigris on a new bridge near the existing Sarafiya Bridge to reach the Kadhimiya district.
I was born and grew up in a town on the banks of the river Tigris.