- a republic at the E end of the Mediterranean, N of Israel. 3927 sq. mi. (10,170 sq. km). Capital: Beirut.
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Examples from the Web for lebanon
The audio message featured the words, “the real battle in Lebanon is yet to begin.”
The women had both tried to cross into Lebanon two weeks earlier on forged papers.
He went on to say that Syria should not be “allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into Lebanon.”
Israel and Lebanon share an even bloodier history, with conflicts erupting in 1978, 1982, 1993, 1996, 2000, and 2006.
The Israeli military occupied the south of Lebanon from 1982 until 2000.
Jest think about the wood they had—cedars o' Lebanon an' fir-trees.Tiverton Tales
They were of great age, and, tradition said, had been brought from Lebanon.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
The scenery reminded me of the Lebanon in its green aspect of industry and wealth.Byeways in Palestine
It was the interest of Fakredeen that the Lebanon should be powerful and disturbed.
Do you think anybody in Lebanon really cares for the Pasha of Damascus?
- 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 lebanon
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.