What does beirut mean?

Definitions for beirutbeɪˈrut, ˈbeɪ rut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bayrut, Beirut, capital of Lebanon(noun)

    capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean


  1. Beirut(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of Lebanon.

  2. Beirut(ProperNoun)

    The drinking game of beer pong.


  1. Beirut

    Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As there has been no recent population census, the exact population is unknown; estimates in 2007 ranged from slightly more than 1 million to slightly less than 2 million. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport. The Beirut metropolitan area consists of the city and its suburbs. The first mention of this metropolis is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters, dating from the 15th century BC. The city has been inhabited continuously since then. Beirut is Lebanon's seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in its Central District, Hamra Street, Rue Verdun and Ashrafieh. The city is the focal point of the region's cultural life, renowned for its press, theatres, cultural activities and nightlife. After the destructive Lebanese Civil War, Beirut underwent major reconstruction, and the redesigned historic city centre, marina, pubs and nightlife districts have once again made it a tourist attraction.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beirut in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beirut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk:

    There are security gaps in Beirut airport which must be plugged.

  2. Husam Beides:

    It is hitting the middle class and outside Beirut it is especially severe.

  3. Nadine Labaki:

    If you, like me are angry, forget the party, forget the sect, you are today Lebanese, a child of Beirut.

  4. Save Beirut Heritage:

    An initial census in the 1990s counted 1,600 traditional homes and buildings in the greater Beirut area, today we estimate the number to be close to 350.

  5. Kristin Wright:

    Many have fled to urban areas instead of the camps, so they may be living in Beirut instead of living in a broader camp, meaning many are not registering as refugees, they may still come to the U.S. but may come through another immigration pathway.

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