Definition of Damascus

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Capital Of Syria, Dimash
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Syria, Syrian Arab Republic
Member holonyms: Damascene



Definition of Damascus

1. n. A city of Syria.

Definition of Damascus

1. Proper noun. The capital city of Syria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Damascus

1. A city of Syria. Damascus blade, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. Damascus iron, or Damascus twist, metal formed of thin bars or wires of iron and steel elaborately twisted and welded together; used for making gun barrels, etc, of high quality, in which the surface, when polished and acted upon by acid, has a damasc appearance. Damascus steel. See Damask steel, under Damask. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damascus

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daman
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damar
damaraite
damars
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damascenone
damascenones
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damascones
damascus (current term)
damask
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damask violet
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damasking
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Literary usage of Damascus

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1. The Innocents Abroad: Or the New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain (2001)
"... and beggars—but in damascus they so hate the very sight of a foreign Christian that they want no intercourse whatever with him; only a year or two ago, ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The rest of the Arabian chiefs were fixed in their respective stations before the seven gates of damascus; and the siege was renewed with fresh vigor and ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The conquest of Bosra, four days' journey from damascus,'12 encouraged the Arabs to besiege the ancient capital of Syria." At some distance from the walls ..."

4. Sinai and Palestine: In Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1875)
"NOTE A. ON THE TRADITIONAL LOCALITIES OF damascus. In the above description of damascus, I have ventured to allude to the two traditional views which must ..."

5. Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions: A Journal of by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1856)
"At the present day there is a Maronite bishop ; and the nominal patriarch of Antioch resides at damascus.4 In the wild conquests of early ..."

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