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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kuwait, Kuwait City, Koweit, capital of Kuwaitnoun

    a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait

  2. Kuwait, State of Kuwait, Koweitnoun

    an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum


  1. Kuwaitnoun

    Country in the Middle East. Official name: State of Kuwait.


  1. Kuwait

    Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is an Arab country in Western Asia. Situated in the northeastern edge of the Arabian peninsula at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. The name "Kuwait" is derived from the Arabic أكوات ākwāt, the plural of كوت kūt, meaning "fortress built near water". The country covers an area of 17,820 square kilometers and has a population of about 2.8 million. Historically, the region was the site of Characene, a major Parthian port for trade between Mesopotamia and India. The Bani Utbah tribe were the first permanent settlers in the region, laying the foundation for the modern emirate. By the 19th century, Kuwait came under the influence of the Ottoman Empire. After World War I, it emerged as an independent sheikhdom under the protection of the British Empire. Kuwait's large oil fields were discovered in the late 1930s. After Kuwait gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961, the state's oil industry saw unprecedented economic growth. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded and annexed by neighboring Iraq. The seven month-long Iraqi occupation came to an end after direct military intervention by United States-led forces. Around 773 Kuwaiti oil wells were set ablaze by the retreating Iraqi army, resulting in a major environmental and economic catastrophe. Kuwait's infrastructure was badly damaged during the war and had to be rebuilt. Twelve years later, Kuwait saw another massive foreign military presence as it served as a springboard for the U.S.-led campaign in 2003 to oust Ba'athist Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Kuwait' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3199

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kuwait in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kuwait in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Kuwait in a Sentence

  1. Pere Miro:

    At the end of January with representatives sent by the government of Kuwait we had meetings in Geneva with The United Nations. The United Nations was witness of the conversations, we were discussing for five days and after that we got two times a draft already agreed between the negotiators. We got an agreement with negotiators on what should be changed in the law.

  2. Steven Palazzo:

    I believe people recognize that we faced a determined enemy and tough terrain. We were asked to liberate Kuwait and we did just that. It was a historic victory that involved an unprecedented coalition. The men and women who fought in the Gulf deserve recognition and thanks for their sacrifice.

  3. Joshua Bustos:

    Iran is on top of the list to go to, along with Kuwait.

  4. Andrew Liveris:

    We are not pulling out of Kuwait.

  5. Hindia Abdurabu al-Zubah:

    I'm optimistic that the ongoing talks in Kuwait will unify us again and put an end to a year of war and conflict, and my message to them is: 'Yemen is your responsibility.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. dangerous
    • B. abrupt
    • C. greedy
    • D. disjointed

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