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AL-QAEDA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does al-Qaeda mean? 

AL-QAEDA (noun)
  The noun AL-QAEDA has 1 sense:

1. a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

  Familiarity information: AL-QAEDA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AL-QAEDA (noun)


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Meaning:

A terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

al-Qa'ida; al-Qaeda; al-Qaida; Qaeda; Base

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Afghanistan; Islamic State of Afghanistan (a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south)

Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Pakistan; West Pakistan (a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947)


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