Definition for damascus (2 of 2)
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Chérif was arrested in Paris in January 2005 as he was about to board a plane to Damascus along with a man named Thamer Bouchnak.
I jokingly asked him how he got the award: “Did you dress up like Lady Gaga in Damascus?”How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi|Dean Obeidallah|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the valley hosts a hodgepodge of homegrown Syrian-American groups—some with close ties to the government in Damascus.
Rowaida Yousef, as she calls herself, used to be a math teacher and citizen journalist in Damascus.
Her arrest came at a checkpoint in Damascus in June 2013, when soldiers spotted an audio recorder in her bag.
At length, in 750, the seat of government was moved from Damascus to Bagdad.The Roman Empire in the Light of Prophecy|W. E. Vine
For the fourth time that day, Abdulla, the water-seller of Damascus, had come to the river's bank to fill his water-skin.All Men are Ghosts|L. P. Jacks
Damascus contains a Mohammedan mosque, called "the Synagogue of Damascus," a building of unequalled magnificence.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
His tyranny drives another brother, Dekak of Damascus, into revolt.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Through this is the road to the ancient land of Ephraim, and so to Nabls and Damascus.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text|Ermete Pierotti
British Dictionary definitions for damascus (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for damascus (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for damascus (1 of 3)
An ancient city in Syria (and still its capital today). The Apostle Paul, then an official called Saul, was on his way from Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem) to Damascus to arrest Christians (see also Christian). He underwent a dramatic conversion on the road, in which he fell from his horse, saw a dazzling light, and “heard a voice saying unto him, ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? ... I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest.’”
Culture definitions for damascus (2 of 3)
Capital of Syria and largest city in the country, located in southwestern Syria; the country's administrative, financial, and communications center.
Culture definitions for damascus (3 of 3)
Republic in the Middle East, bordered by Turkey to the northwest, north, and northeast; Iraq to the east and south; Jordan to the south; and Israel, the Mediterranean Sea, and Lebanon to the west. Its capital and largest city is Damascus.