Definitions for riyadhriˈyɑd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia(noun)

    joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia


  1. Riyadh(ProperNoun)

    Capital of Saudi Arabia.

  2. Origin: From الرياض


  1. Riyadh

    Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and its largest city. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5,254,560 people, and the urban center of a region with a population of close to 7 million people. The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by Riyadh Municipality headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired by the Governor of Riyadh Province, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz. The current mayor of Riyadh is Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Al Mogbel, appointed in 2012. Riyadh has the largest all female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University. It has been designated as a Beta World City.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Farron:

    We should decide these things based on real and credible intelligence and not pressure from Riyadh.

  2. Syed Farook:

    My fiance and her family drove from Riyadh to Mecca so that we could meet and it is on this day that we got engaged.

  3. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    I have a team in Riyadh and before that they were in Muscat, exactly to reach agreement on the date and venue and the subjects that will be discussed within the context of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216.

  4. Former Iranian lawmaker Elias Hazrati:

    Tehran is simply asking Riyadh to take responsibility, if this incident happened only once we could call it an accident, but this is happening every few years. The Saudis’ mismanagement is the problem of all the Islamic world, not Tehran.

  5. The IEA:

    With Riyadh showing little inclination to abandon its policy to defend volume rather than price and Iraq striving to at least sustain its record rates, overall OPEC supply looks set to hover around 31.5 million bpd during the coming months.

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