What does damascus mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dimash, Damascus, capital of Syria(noun)

    an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus


  1. Damascus(prop. n.)

    The capital city of Syria. Population (2000) = 1,549,932.


  1. Damascus(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of Syria.

  2. Origin: From Damascus, from Δαμασκός, from דרמשק.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damascus(noun)

    a city of Syria


  1. Damascus

    Damascus, commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine, is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo. It borders Quneitra, Daraa and As-Suwayda to the south, Jordan to the east, Homs to the north, and Lebanon to the west. It is also the capital city of one of the country's 14 governorates. In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant. The city has an estimated population of 1,711,000. Located in southwestern Syria, Damascus is the center of a large metropolitan area of 2.6 million people. Geographically embedded on the eastern foothills of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range 80 kilometres inland from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean on a plateau 680 metres above sea-level, Damascus experiences a semi-arid climate due to the rain shadow effect. The Barada River flows through Damascus. First settled in the second millennium BC, it was chosen as the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate from 661 to 750. After the victory of the Abbasid dynasty, the seat of Islamic power was moved to Baghdad. Damascus saw a political decline throughout the Abbasid era, only to regain significant importance in the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. During Ottoman rule, the city decayed completely while maintaining a certain cultural prestige. Today, it is the seat of the central government and all of the government ministries. During the ongoing civil war in Syria, Damascus has witnessed intense anti-government protests and violent government responses in which thousands of people have died.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Damascus

    the capital of Syria, one of the oldest cities in the world; stands 2260 ft. above the sea-level; is a great centre of the caravan trade; is embosomed in the midst of gardens and orchards, hence its appearance as the traveller approaches it is most striking; its history goes as far back as the days of Abraham; it was the scene of two great events in human destiny—the conversion of St. Paul, and, according to Moslem tradition, a great decisive moment in the life of Mahomet, when he resolutely turned his back once for all on the pleasures of the world.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damascus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damascus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lina Khatib:

    This attack in Damascus will show other rebel groups it is capable of delivering results.

  2. Brett McGurk:

    So long as Assad is leading the government in Damascus there is no way this war will ever end.

  3. Robert Ford:

    I think the Americans are going to pretend that The Russians aren't there, if I were Assad in Damascus now.

  4. Valerie Szybala:

    They are re-engineering Syria, they have doubled down to close down the last pockets of resistance near Damascus.

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    My main message especially in meeting with that (Syrian government) delegation is the need to start a political transition in Damascus.

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