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Definitions for Sahara
səˈhær ə, -ˈhɛər ə, -ˈhɑr əSa·hara

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sahara, Sahara Desert(noun)

    the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa

Wiktionary

  1. Sahara(ProperNoun)

    A desert in North Africa, the largest hot desert in the world.

    Etymology: From Arabic “desert” (Sahara Desert is thus a pleonasm.)

Freebase

  1. Sahara

    The Sahara is the world's hottest desert, and the third largest desert after Antarctica and the Arctic. At over 9,400,000 square kilometres, it covers most of North Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid tropical savanna that composes the northern region of central and western Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the sand dunes can reach 180 metres in height. The name comes from the plural Arabic language word for desert,

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sahara

    the largest desert region in the world, stretches E. and W. across Northern Africa, from the Atlantic to the valley of the Nile, a distance of 3000 m., and on the N. is limited by the slopes of the Atlas Mountains, and on the S. by the valleys of the Senegal and Niger Rivers. The surface is diversified by long sweeps of undulating sand-dunes, elevated plateaux, hill and mountain ranges (8000 ft. highest) furrowed by dried-up water-courses, and dotted with fertile oases which yield date-palms, oranges, lemons, figs, &c. The most sterile tract is in the W., stretching in a semicircle between Cape Blanco and Fezzan. Rain falls over the greater part at intervals of from two to five years. Temperature will vary from over 100°F. to below freezing-point in 24 hours. There are a number of definite caravan routes connecting Timbuctoo and the Central Soudan with the Niger and coast-lands. Dates and salt are the chief products; the giraffe, wild ass, lion, ostrich, python, &c., are found; it is chiefly inhabited by nomadic and often warlike Moors, Arabs, Berbers, and various negro races. The greater part is within the sphere of French influence. "When the winds waken, and lift and winnow the immensity of sand, the air itself is a dim sand-air, and dim looming through it, the wonderfullest uncertain colonnades of sand-pillars whirl from this side and from that, like so many spinning dervishes, of a hundred feet of stature, and dance their huge Desert waltz there."

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sahara

    Expresses the Arabic for “desert.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sahara in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sahara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sahara in a Sentence

  1. Sue Dickson:

    I'm going to go over to Sahara and Eastern to Cardenas, my girlfriend said the line wasn't long... I'm not giving up. No matter what.

  2. Shekhar Naphade:

    The deal with Mirach is over, they (Sahara lawyers) said openly in the court.

  3. Adal Rhoubeid:

    Tragic events (in Ouagadougou) confirm something that is becoming more and more clear: terrorism is a cancer across the Sahel and Sahara.

  4. Milton Friedman:

    If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.

  5. Nadine Gordimer:

    The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.

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