Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Lebanon, in the western part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was an important Greek and Roman trade center. Beirut was the scene of bitter factional fighting between Christians and Muslims after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975 and was further destroyed by an Israeli siege in 1982. Population: 1,250,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Lebanon.
  • proper n. The drinking game of beer pong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean

Etymologies

From Arabic بيروت (Bayrūt), from Phoenician 𐤁𐤓𐤕 (Berot, Birut) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BEIRUT -- "The bombs are dropping on Beirut with Snoop Doggy Dogg!" said rap music fan Nick Haddad as he walked out of the show ...

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  • BEIRUT -- In Beirut, you don't hail a cab, it hails you, with a raucous honk.

    'Girl Taxi' Service Offers Haven to Beirut's Women

  • BEIRUT: Israel is sending automated voice messages to mobile phones and interfering with phone lines in Beirut and southern Lebanon in what appears to be an attempt to incite the Lebanese against Hizbullah one day after a United Nations-brokered prisoner swap, Lebanese media reported on Thursday morning.

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  • BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF (voice over): A noisy celebration in Beirut despite a security ban on fireworks.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2007

  • (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF (voice over): A politically charged, emotional funeral passes through tense streets in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

    CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2007

  • BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF (voice-over): After more than two months in hiding, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah breaks cover -- a mass of followers assemble amid the ruins of Hezbollah's stronghold, south of the capital, Beirut, to hear him speak.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2006

  • BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF (voice-over): The somber aftermath of Lebanon's latest political assassination, the body of young cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel is carried through the streets of his Christian ancestral home outside Beirut.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2006

  • BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF: For a third straight day, anti-government protesters have paralyzed the commercial center of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

    CNN Transcript Dec 3, 2006

  • BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF (voice over): On a main road from Beirut to south Lebanon there are very few signs of life.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2006

  • BRENT SADLER, CNN BEIRUT BUREAU CHIEF: I'm Brent Sadler in Beirut, where the aftershocks of the recent Israel-Hezbollah war have triggered a new political battle here among Lebanon's warring factions.

    CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2006

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