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yuˈfreɪ tizeu·phrates

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Euphrates, Euphrates Rivernoun

    a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia


  1. Euphratesnoun

    The river in the Middle East, 2780 kilometers in length, flowing southwest from Turkey, then southeast, and uniting with the Tigris before entering the Persian Gulf. It forms the Western edge of classical Mesopotamia.

    Etymology: From Εὐφράτης, from 03A203B303BC03A003AC03A2, from . Related is purattu (cf. ).


  1. Euphrates

    The Euphrates is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Together with the Tigris, it is one of the two defining rivers of Mesopotamia. Originating in eastern Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Euphrates

    a river in West Asia, formed by the junction of two Armenian streams; flows SE. to Kurnah, where it is joined by the Tigris. The combined waters—named the Shat-el-Arab—flow into the Persian Gulf; is 1700 m. long, and navigable for 1100 m.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of euphrates in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of euphrates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of euphrates in a Sentence

  1. Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    This is our official warning to the Kurds, kurds must return to the east of Euphrates, or we will do what is necessary.

  2. David Letterman:

    We were in some helicopters. What we didn’t know was, we were north of the invasion. We were the northernmost Americans in Iraq, we were going to drop some bridge portions across the Euphrates so the Third Infantry could cross on them. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47.

  3. Saddam Hussein:

    This can cause a great harm, the state has to find a solution through water-sharing agreements with neighboring countries to ... prevent excessive use of the Euphrates water.

  4. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We gave all warnings to our interlocutors regarding the east of Euphrates and we have acted with sufficient patience, we've made our preparations, we've completed our operation plans, given the necessary instructions.

  5. Martin Dempsey:

    It actually also sits on a corridor that runs from the Tigris River valley to the Euphrates River valley. And so it's geographically significant as well as significant economically.

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