Definition of Euphrates

1. Noun. A river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia.

Exact synonyms: Euphrates River
Group relationships: Al-iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic Of Iraq, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic Of Turkey, Turkey
Generic synonyms: River

Definition of Euphrates

1. Proper noun. The river in the Middle East, 2780 kilometers in length, flowing southwest from Turkey, then southeast, and uniting with the Tigris before entering the Persian Gulf. It forms the Western edge of classical Mesopotamia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphrates

Euphorbia fulgens
Euphorbia helioscopia
Euphorbia heterophylla
Euphorbia hirsuta
Euphorbia ingens
Euphorbia lathyris
Euphorbia marginata
Euphorbia medusae
Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia peplus
Euphorbia pilulifera
Euphorbia pulcherrima
Euphoria litchi
Euphrates River
Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Euproctis phaeorrhoea
Eurasian Union
Eurasian badger

Literary usage of Euphrates

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"The euphrates-Valley Soute to India. By WP ANDREW. ... Ihc euphrates would not be crossed, and the line would have the strategic advantage of two great ..."

2. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"Our next study is to be given to the origin and character of the civilization which had grown up in the euphrates region, and which the Egyptians found ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"euphrates in ihe times anterior to Saul (1 Cb. v. it). Here they came in contact with the Hai;.i rites, who appear upon the middle euphrates in the Assyrian ..."

4. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"ROUTE FROM THE GULP OF ISSUS TO THE euphrates. ... it almost certain that the army must have reached the euphrates some time before halting ut that city, ..."

5. Explorations in Bible Lands During the 19th Century by Hermann Vollrat Hilprecht, Immanuel Benzinger, Fritz Hommel, Georg Steindorff (1903)
"THE euphrates EXPEDITION Under the especial patronage of King William IV., in the years 1835—37, an expedition was organized by the British government, ..."

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