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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Senegal, Republic of Senegalnoun

    a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960


  1. Senegalnoun

    Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Senegal.

    Etymology: Probably from a transliteration of the name of the , or combination of the supreme deity in (Rog Sene) and o gal meaning body of water in the .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Senegalnoun

    gum senegal. See under Gum


  1. Senegal

    Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds the Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, except for Gambia's short Atlantic coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. About 500 kilometres off the coast lie the Cape Verde Islands. During the 17th and 18th centuries, numerous trading posts belonging to various colonial empires, were established along the coast. The town of St. Louis became the capital of French West Africa before it was moved to Dakar in 1902. Dakar became its capital in 1960 at the time of independence from France. The country is part of The Economic Community of West African States. Integrated with the main bodies of the international community, Senegal is also a member of the African Union and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States. Since 2 April 2012, the country's president has been Macky Sall.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Senegal

    sen′ē-gal, n. a small African blood-finch, the fire-bird.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Senegal

    an important river of West Africa, formed by the junction, at Bafulabé, of two head-streams rising in the highlands of Western Soudan; flows NW., W., and SW., a course of 706 m., and discharges into the Atlantic 10 m. below St. Louis; navigation is somewhat impeded by a sand-bar at its mouth, and by cataracts and rapids in the upper reaches.

  2. Senegal

    a French colony of West Africa, lying along the banks of the Senegal River. See Senegambia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Senegal

    A republic in western Africa, southwest of MAURITANIA and east of MALI. Its capital is Dakar.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. senegal

    French colonies on the river of that name in Senegambia, West Africa, settled about 1626; several times taken by the British, but recovered by the French, to whom they were finally restored in 1814.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Senegal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Senegal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Senegal in a Sentence

  1. Yolande Bouka:

    Dissent is very violently and swiftly repressed by the government, therefore the likelihood of protests as we saw in Burundi and Burkina Faso or even Senegal a few years ago is quite unlikely.

  2. Menno Mulder-Sibanda:

    There is a moral question, of not acting on something that is so, in a way, manageable, obviously salt iodization in a country like Senegal is tremendously difficult to implement as a public response. But it baffles me that we haven't moved on this issue.

  3. Shehu Sani:

    If Kanye West thinks slavery was a choice, we will offer Kanye West a free ticket and tour guide to visit slave routes and camps in Badagry, Badagry Lagos, Ouida, Ouida Benin Republic, Ghana and Goree Island in Senegal to' experience the choices in chains. Kanye defecated on the graves of victims.

  4. Sadio Gassama:

    Senegal is lucky. I was planning to commit an attack there in the name of the Islamic State before one of their contacts helped me go to Libya.

  5. Adbou Karim Sall:

    Senegal has decided on Monday November 16 to launch the bid for the 4G licence.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. cleave
    • B. denudate
    • C. abase
    • D. scarper

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