[ Arabic khah-boor, ko-ber ]

  1. a river in western Asia, flowing south from southeastern Turkey through northeastern Syria to the Euphrates. 200 miles (320 km) long.

Origin of Khabur

First recorded in 1810–15; from Arabic (al-)khābūr
  • Also Ha·bor [hey-bawr, -bohr], /ˈheɪ bɔr, -boʊr/, Ha·bur [ho-ber] /ˈhɒ bər/ .

Words Nearby Khabur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Khabur in a sentence

  • Our author probably wrote "from thence to Ras-el-Ain," at which place the Khabur becomes a formidable river.

  • It lies in a straight line westward of Mosul and the ancient Nineveh, and not far from the banks of the Khabur.

    Patriarchal Palestine | Archibald Henry Sayce
  • The Khabur above referred to flows through Mesopotamia, not through Media.