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 (zā′mə, zä′mä)
An ancient town of northern Africa southwest of Carthage in present-day northern Tunisia. The Romans defeated Hannibal here in the final battle of the Second Punic War (202 bc).


(Placename) the name of several ancient cities in N Africa, including the one near the site of Scipio's decisive defeat of Hannibal (202 bc)


(ˈzeɪ mə, ˈzɑ mɑ)

an ancient town in N Africa, SW of Carthage: the Romans defeated Hannibal near here in the final battle of the second Punic War, 202 B.C.
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Noun1.Zama - the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic WarZama - the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War
Punic War - one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
References in classic literature ?
They have a few names of saints, the same with those in the Roman martyrology, but they often insert others, as Zama la Cota, the Life of Truth; Ongulari, the Evangelist; Asca Georgi, the Mouth of Saint George.
The visitors needed a solid start to the second half, but their hopes were dashed when Yves Zama headed home unopposed and Wall hammered another left-foot strike past the luckless Jonathan Green.
LUKE WALL and Yves Zama were both hat-trick heroes as Bangor became the first team into the Welsh Cup semi-finals after convincingly ending the fairytale run of Penydarren at Nantporth yesterday.
According to official sources , the winner would later participate in Rustam Zama Gama Pehwan Wrestling that would be held in Lahore on February 25.
KARACHI -- The residents of Zam Zama area of Clifton Town have expressed their serious concern over commercialization of a public park, Zam Zama Park, and called for cancellation of alleged lease of it to a popular food chain.
En esta breve radiografia, Saer observa que lo que se encuentra bajo su superficie es el sabor amargo del abandono, el sentimiento de "destino no cumplido, de espera inutil" (103) representado por Antonio Di Benedetto en Zama (1956).
Summary: Tokyo [Japan], October 31 (ANI): The Japanese Police has arrested a 27-year-old man in Zama, after they found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in his flat in the Tokyo suburbs.
Zama, la cuarta y esperada pelicula de Lucrecia Martel (Salta, 1966), acaba de estrenarse.
Yves Zama was played clean through on goal after Gary Roberts had linked with Steven Schumacher but, with only Brandon Hall to beat, Zama hesitated and sent his shot straight at the Harriers' goalkeeper.
Contract Awarded for FY13 DODEA MILCON PA00028 Zama High School Renovation Camp Zama Japan
Synopsis: First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentine and Spanish-language literature.
In October, Apache was charged on seven counts for a 2013 spill near Zama City.