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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Syria mean? 

SYRIA (noun)
  The noun SYRIA has 1 sense:

1. an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization

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

 Dictionary entry details 

SYRIA (noun)

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An Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Syria; Syrian Arab Republic

Instance hypernyms:

Asian country; Asian nation (nations occupying the Asian continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Syria"):

Kurdistan (an extensive geographical region in the Middle East south of the Caucasus)

capital of Syria; Damascus; Dimash (an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus)

Alep; Aleppo; Halab (a city in northwestern Syria)

Al Ladhiqiyah; Latakia (a seaport on the western coast of Syria)

Tigris; Tigris River (an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River)

Syrian Desert (a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia)

Euphrates; Euphrates River (a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia)

Meronyms (members of "Syria"):

Syrian (a native or inhabitant of Syria)

Domain member region:

Popular Struggle Front; PSF (a terrorist group of radical Palestinians who split with al-Fatah in 1967 but now have close relations with al-Fatah; staged terrorist attacks against Israel across the Lebanese border)

Instance hyponyms:

Aram (the biblical name for ancient Syria)

Holonyms ("Syria" is a part of...):

Middle East; Mideast; Near East (the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century)

Asia (the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations)

Holonyms ("Syria" is a member of...):

Arab League (an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation)

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