- a paper money and monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, equal to 100 makuta.
- Republic of, a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- official name within the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the Congo River (the term Congo River is more widely used elsewhere).
Examples from the Web for zaire
De Merode came to the Democratic Republic of the Congo when it was still Zaire.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
In all, the 1976 outbreak saw 318 cases in Zaire, 280 of which ended in death.
To break up the trip to Zaire, the two stopped in Geneva to meet with leaders at the World Health Organization.
Bill Close, as his friends called him, was the personal physician to President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire.
Other trials, to begin in the fall, will study a monovalent vaccine that has a gene only from the Zaire strain.Ebola Vaccine Will Do Little for Current Crisis
August 28, 2014
I came out at the "Franais" as Zaire; my success was a triumph!Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
He went down stream the next morning, the Zaire overcrowded with Houssas.
"You shall find other counsellors, B'sano," said Hamilton, as the men were led to the Zaire.
And by the shores of the river Zaire there is neither quiet nor silence.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
The Zaire had struck a sandbank, and was stranded high, if not dry.The Keepers of the King's Peace
Word Origin and History for zaire
African nation (1971-1997), from an early alternative name of the Congo River, from Kikongo nzai, dialectal form of nzadi "river."
See Democratic Republic of Congo.