a republic at the E end of the Mediterranean, N of Israel. 3,927 sq. mi. (10,170 sq. km). Capital: Beirut.
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a city in N central Tennessee.
a town in central Indiana.
a town in W New Hampshire.
a town in W Oregon.
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How to use Lebanon in a sentence
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.
Some forty years ago one of the governors of Mount Lebanon had a wall built inclosing the grove and a guardian appointed.Silver Chimes in Syria | W. S. Nelson
And the fittings were made of carved cedar wood, brought down by sea from Lebanon, while the furnishings were of pure gold.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
So Shakespeare uses it, and only in this way; for it is very certain he never saw a living specimen of the Cedar of Lebanon.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
It is reported to grow wild in abundance in Lebanon, and it probably came to England from the East in very early times.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
How inferior to these the trees of Lebanon in sacrifice, or all the spicy mountains of Arabia in a blaze!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox
British Dictionary definitions for Lebanon
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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Cultural definitions for Lebanon
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