Definition of Syria

1. Noun. An Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization.

Exact synonyms: Syrian Arab Republic
Geographical relationships: Popular Struggle Front, Psf
Group relationships: Arab League
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Group relationships: Middle East, Mideast, Near East, Asia
Specialized synonyms: Aram
Terms within: Capital Of Syria, Damascus, Dimash, Alep, Aleppo, Halab, Al Ladhiqiyah, Latakia, Kurdistan, Syrian Desert, Euphrates, Euphrates River, Tigris, Tigris River
Member holonyms: Syrian
Derivative terms: Syrian



Definition of Syria

1. Proper noun. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Syrian Arab Republic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Syria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"To the Year 635 AD syria. Under the Roman Empire (} 1). Period of Persian Rule (S 2). 6. To the Year 1516. Arab Dominion (S 1). The Crusades and Turkish Aa- ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The victorious troops entered Jerusalem 9 Dec., and Palestine, separated from syria, was created an independent sanjak under British administration. year ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"During the European War in June 1917 syria was invaded by a British force under General Allenby who captured Beersheba 31 Oct., Geza 7 Nov., ..."

4. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"When syria became subject to the Romans, it formed the eastern frontier of their empire: nor did that province, in its utmost latitude, know any other ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Under the Romans, syria became a province of the empire. ... Under Hadrian the province was divided into two parts: syria Major, on the north, ..."

6. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"If any of the Saracens have no fami- y in Arabia, they may marry in syria; and whosoever of them wants any female slaves, he may purchase as many as ..."

7. The Historical Geography of the Holy Land: Especially in Relation to the by George Adam Smith (1894)
"The fact that by far the strongest immigration into syria has been of a race ... syria, as we shall see in the next chapter, is broken up into a number of ..."

8. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"After visiting Palestine, syria, Greece, and Turkey, Drake returned to England, ... These journeys are described by the pair in ' Unexplored syria. ..."

9. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"To the Year 635 AD syria. Under the Roman Empire (} 1). Period of Persian Rule (S 2). 6. To the Year 1516. Arab Dominion (S 1). The Crusades and Turkish Aa- ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The victorious troops entered Jerusalem 9 Dec., and Palestine, separated from syria, was created an independent sanjak under British administration. year ..."

11. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"During the European War in June 1917 syria was invaded by a British force under General Allenby who captured Beersheba 31 Oct., Geza 7 Nov., ..."

12. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"When syria became subject to the Romans, it formed the eastern frontier of their empire: nor did that province, in its utmost latitude, know any other ..."

13. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Under the Romans, syria became a province of the empire. ... Under Hadrian the province was divided into two parts: syria Major, on the north, ..."

14. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"If any of the Saracens have no fami- y in Arabia, they may marry in syria; and whosoever of them wants any female slaves, he may purchase as many as ..."

15. The Historical Geography of the Holy Land: Especially in Relation to the by George Adam Smith (1894)
"The fact that by far the strongest immigration into syria has been of a race ... syria, as we shall see in the next chapter, is broken up into a number of ..."

16. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"After visiting Palestine, syria, Greece, and Turkey, Drake returned to England, ... These journeys are described by the pair in ' Unexplored syria. ..."

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