- a seaport in and the capital of Lebanon.
- a republic at the E end of the Mediterranean, N of Israel. 3927 sq. mi. (10,170 sq. km). Capital: Beirut.
- a city in SE Pennsylvania.
- a city in N central Tennessee.
- a town in central Indiana.
- a town in W New Hampshire.
- a town in W Oregon.
Examples from the Web for beirut
BEIRUT—It is December, but Sabrine Omar is still wearing her summer clothes.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
I arrived in Canada after escaping Saudi Arabia via Cairo and Beirut.Wife of Jailed Saudi Blogger: My Husband Is a Victim of the Thought Police
Ensaf Haidar, Advancing Human Rights
October 20, 2014
No one who knew Peter in Beirut was surprised when he turned his focus to helping Syrians.
We were both studying introductory Arabic at the Saifi Institute in the Gemmayzeh area in Beirut, Lebanon.
In Beirut, at first he spent considerable time trying to help Palestinians in the camps.
And eventually, as the visits accumulate, she goes with him to the dress-maker in Beirut.
Even this toy of a train brings us, in thirty minutes, to Beirut.
Come down to Beirut and do some shouting with your fellow citizens.
For the boatmen of Beirut have not lost their prestige and power.
For 281 I like not Beirut, where one in winter must go about in top-boots, and in a dust-coat in summer.
- the capital of Lebanon, a port on the Mediterranean: part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century until 1918; many universities (including Lebanese, American, French, and Arab). Pop: 1 875 000 (2005 est)
- the Lebanon a republic in W Asia, on the Mediterranean: an important centre of the Phoenician civilization in the third millennium bc; part of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 until 1919; gained independence in 1941 (effective by 1945). Official language: Arabic; French and English are also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim and Christian. Currency: Lebanese pound. Capital: Beirut. Pop: 4 131 583 (2013est). Area: 10 400 sq km (4015 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for beirut
Lebanese capital, from Hebrew, literally "the wells," from be'erot, plural of be'er "well."
nation in w. Asia, from Semitic root l-b-n "white," probably in reference to snow-capped peaks, or possibly to chalk or limestone cliffs. The Greek name of the island Lemnos is of Phoenician origin and from the same root.