Euphrates River

[ (yooh-fray-teez) ]

River in southwestern Asia that flows through eastern Turkey, Syria, and Iraq before uniting with the Tigris River and emptying into the Persian Gulf.

Notes for Euphrates River

It was important in the development of many great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia.

Words Nearby Euphrates River

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How to use Euphrates River in a sentence

  • Originally Ea appears to have been a fish--the incarnation of the spirit of, or life principle in, the Euphrates River.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
  • It was situated southwest of the Euphrates River, near the plains which were the nation's chief grazing grounds.

    Hebrew Life and Times | Harold B. Hunting
  • Perhaps some years ago it had formed actually the bed of the Euphrates River, which had then flowed over and through it.

    On the Road to Bagdad | F. S. Brereton
  • The literal Babylon was an ancient city situated on the Euphrates River.

    Birth of a Reformation | Andrew Byers
  • Its eastern shore is within a hundred miles of the headwaters of the Euphrates River, which is navigable for small craft to Bir.

    Asiatic Breezes | Oliver Optic