- a sovereign monarchy in NE Arabia, on the NW coast of the Persian Gulf: formerly a British protectorate. About 8000 sq. mi. (20,720 sq. km).
- a seaport in and the capital of this monarchy.
Examples from the Web for kuwait
Born in Kuwait, Jason languished in college in the States (“It was a cultural thing”) and says he became clinically depressed.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
For example, Kuwait recently put a limit the allowable amount of sodium in bread to lower blood pressure.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers
November 29, 2014
The problem was that Ernst was in Kuwait with the 1168 Transportation Company, a National Guard supply unit that she commanded.In 2005, ‘Iowa Nice’ Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Local Board After They Opposed Her Candidacy
October 13, 2014
His elder son was named Abdullah, Abu Abdullah means “father of,” and al Kuwaiti means of Kuwait.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System
September 26, 2014
Other Arab states, including Qatar and Kuwait, reportedly provided or facilitated logistical support.Arab Kings vs. ISIS Barbarians
September 23, 2014
When deterrence or diplomacy failed as in Kuwait, then the use of force was inevitable.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
We have seen this ugly specter in Beirut, Kuwait, and Rangoon.
- a state on the NW coast of the Persian Gulf: came under British protection in 1899 and gained independence in 1961; invaded by Iraq in 1990; liberated by US-led UN forces 1991 in the Gulf War: mainly desert. The economy is dependent on oil. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Kuwait. Pop: 2 695 316 (2013 est). Area: 24 280 sq km (9375 sq miles)
- the capital of Kuwait: a port on the Persian Gulf. Pop: 1 225 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for kuwait
Persian Gulf country, named for its capital city (said to have been founded in current form 1705), which is from Arabic al-kuwayt, diminutive of kut, a word used in southern Iraq and eastern Arabia for a fortress-like house surrounded by a settlement and protected by encircling water, and said to be ultimately from Persian. Related: Kuwaiti.