Definitions for damascusdəˈmæs kəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the capital of Syria, in the SW part: reputed to be the oldest continuously existing city in the world. 1,251,000.
Category: Geography (places)
Dimash, Damascus, capital of Syria(noun)
an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
The capital city of Syria.
Origin: From Damascus, from Δαμασκός, from דרמשק.
a city of Syria
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the capital of Syria, one of the oldest cities in the world; stands 2260 ft. above the sea-level; is a great centre of the caravan trade; is embosomed in the midst of gardens and orchards, hence its appearance as the traveller approaches it is most striking; its history goes as far back as the days of Abraham; it was the scene of two great events in human destiny—the conversion of St. Paul, and, according to Moslem tradition, a great decisive moment in the life of Mahomet, when he resolutely turned his back once for all on the pleasures of the world.