Definition for algiers (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for algiers
The police state system that propped up dictators from Algiers to Islamabad for decades was unsustainable.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“People are now planting bombs in the tramways of Algiers,” he said in 1957, when he was in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize.
We fought our first foreign war in Algiers to defeat the Barbary pirates.
They avoid the public limelight and are known in Algiers as le pouvoir, the power behind the scenes.
John Kerry can expect many more trips to Algiers in his time as secretary of state.
He choked, recovered himself, and continued: "Disreputable quarters of Algiers—hem———"The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne|Robert Hichens
The chief Atrocities in Algiers event of the year brought execration upon the arms of France.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
He was also a prisoner in Algiers five years; and ten times he risked his life in attempts to escape.
I was, however, ignorant of the consequences it might have brought upon me on my arrival at Algiers.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
No wonder the pilgrim in Algiers is charmed, and lingers long beyond his time.Miss Caprice|St. George Rathborne
British Dictionary definitions for algiers (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for algiers (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for algiers
North African country, named for Algiers, city chosen by the French as its capital when they colonized it in 1830 + Latinate "country" suffix -ia. The city name is Arabic al-Jazair, literally "the islands," in reference to four islands formerly off the coast but joined to the mainland since 1525. A resident of the place formerly was an Algerine (1650s), and the word was practically synonymous with "pirate" in English and U.S. usage early 19c.
Culture definitions for algiers (1 of 2)
Culture definitions for algiers (2 of 2)
Republic in northwest Africa, bordered to the north by the Mediterranean Sea, to the east by Tunisia and Libya, to the south by Niger and Mali, and to the west by Mauritania and Morocco. Its capital and largest city is Algiers.