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Lebanon

[leb-uh-nuh n or especially for 1, -non] /ˈlɛb ə nən or especially for 1, -ˌnɒn/
noun
1.
a republic at the E end of the Mediterranean, N of Israel. 3927 sq. mi. (10,170 sq. km).
Capital: Beirut.
2.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
3.
a city in N central Tennessee.
4.
a town in central Indiana.
5.
a town in W New Hampshire.
6.
a town in W Oregon.
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  • These great trees grow in abundance upon the Lebanon range, and cedar wood was very much used in Bible times.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • We are among the mountains of Lebanon, where dwell the descendants of Cain.

  • At Lebanon, we received a supply of new clothing, and also our Sibley tents, which made us more comfortable.

    Our Battery Orlando P. Cutter
  • The hill on the other side of the synagogue was no more the Mountain of Lebanon.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • What had happened between that time and this day of fate for Lebanon and Manitou?

British Dictionary definitions for Lebanon

Lebanon

/ˈlɛbənən/
noun
1.
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)
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Lebanon in Culture

Lebanon definition


Republic in the Middle East, located on the Mediterranean Sea, bordered to the north and east by Syria and to the south by Israel. Its capital and largest city is Beirut.

Note: Lebanon was established in 1920 from remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Its mixed Christian and Muslim population generally lived peacefully under a weak central government until the 1970s. Israel invaded in 1978 to challenge the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) influence in Lebanon and to stop PLO raids on Israel. During the 1980s Lebanon became the scene of intense fighting between PLO, Syrian, and Israeli forces, as well as indigenous Christian and Muslim factions. Terrorist bombings and the taking of foreign nationals (including American citizens) as hostages became common events. By 1992, Syria had emerged as the dominant influence in Lebanon. Democratic elections were held in the mid-1990s.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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