Definitions

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

  • A historical region of northern Africa roughly coextensive with the ancient region of Tripolitania. It became part of the Barbary States in the 16th century and later passed to Turkey and Italy.
  • A city of northwest Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea north-northeast of Beirut. Probably founded after the seventh century B.C., it was capital of a Phoenician federation and later flourished under the Seleucid and Roman empires. Tripoli was captured by the Arabs in A.D. 638 and taken by the Crusaders in 1109 after a long siege. Population: 229,000.
  • The capital and largest city of Libya, in the northwest part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. Settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, it has Roman and Byzantine remains. Population: 912,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital city of Libya.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An earthy substance originally brought from Tripoli, used in polishing stones and metals. It consists almost wholly of the siliceous shells of diatoms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance consisting of decomposed impure limestone, extensively used as a polishing-powder: same as rottenstone.

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

  • n. the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
  • n. a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
  • n. a port city and commercial center in northwestern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea

Etymologies

From Latin Tripolis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TRIPOLI, Libya AP - A court on Tuesday convicted five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the HIV virus and sentenced them to death, provoking condemnation from Bulgaria and shouts of joy in Tripoli.

    Libya vs. Evolutionary Science: Will the Tripoli Six be sentenced to death by firing squad? - The Panda's Thumb

  • TRIPOLI: Libya strongly denied that it had given US black activist Louis Farrakhan a billion dollars during his controversial visit to Tripoli.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • TRIPOLI - Around 2,000 people gathered outside Tripoli at the mass grave of 158 victims of a plane crash which Libya says was a direct result of the U. N.'s Lockerbie sanctions.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • TRIPOLI - Aviation experts combed debris for more clues on Thursday after finding the two black boxes from an Airbus jet that crashed at Libya's Tripoli airport, killing all but one of the 104 people on board.

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  • TRIPOLI - A Libyan Airbus crashed as it tried to land at Tripoli airport early on

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  • TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan Airbus crashed as it tried to land at Tripoli airport early on

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  • Dutch child survives Libya plane crash: airport officials TRIPOLI: An eight-year-old Dutch boy was the sole survivor of a plane crash at Tripoli airport which killed more than 100 people today, an airport official said.

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  • TRIPOLI: A Swiss businessman convicted by a Libyan court of violating residency laws left his country†™ s embassy in Tripoli on Monday and surrendered to Libyan police, defusing diplomatic standoff over his fate.

    The Times of India

  • TRIPOLI - Two Swiss businessmen left the shelter of their country's embassy in Tripoli on Monday after Libyan police had surrounded the building in a long-running row which has drawn in governments across Europe.

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