Arafat

[ ar-uh-fat, ahr-uh-faht ]
/ ˈær əˌfæt, ˈɑr əˌfɑt /

noun

Ya·sir [yah-ser, -sir, yas-er], /ˈyɑ sər, -sɪr, ˈyæs ər/, 1929–2004, Palestinian leader: head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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Definition for Arafat (2 of 2)

ʿArafat
[ ahr-uh-fat, ar-uh-fat ]
/ ˌɑr əˈfæt, ˈær əˌfæt /

noun

a hill 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia: site of Muslim pilgrimages.
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British Dictionary definitions for Arafat (1 of 2)

Arafat1
/ (ˈærəfæt) /

noun

a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajjAlso called: Jabal ar Rahm

British Dictionary definitions for Arafat (2 of 2)

Arafat2

noun

Yasser (ˈjæsə). 1929–2004, Palestinian leader; cofounder of Al Fatah (1956), leader from 1968 of the Palestine Liberation Organization, president of the Palestinian National Authority from 1996: signed a peace agreement with Israel (1993); Nobel peace prize 1994 with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin
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