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HEZBOLLAH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Hezbollah mean? 

HEZBOLLAH (noun)
  The noun HEZBOLLAH has 1 sense:

1. a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon

  Familiarity information: HEZBOLLAH used as a noun is very rare.


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HEZBOLLAH (noun)


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Meaning:

A Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Hezbollah; Party of God; Organization of the Oppressed on Earth; Lebanese Hizballah; Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine; Islamic Jihad; Hizbullah; Hizbollah; Hizballah; Revolutionary Justice Organization

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:

Lebanese Republic; Lebanon (an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean)


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