Damascus Da*mas"cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster]

{Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence.

{Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal formed of thin bars or wires of iron and steel elaborately twisted and welded together; used for making gun barrels, etc., of high quality, in which the surface, when polished and acted upon by acid, has a damask appearance.

{Damascus steel}. See {Damask steel}, under {Damask}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • DAMASCUS — DAMASCUS, capital of Syria; in olden times a caravan center at an oasis in Southern Syria, on the principal crossroads between Mesopotamia Syria and Palestine Transjordan. In the Bible The name appears as דַּמֶּשֶׂק Dammesek (but once as… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Damascus — • It is mentioned in the Bible at the time of Abraham (Gen., xiv, 15; xv, 2); also on the pylons of Karnak, among the Syrian cities captured by the Pharaoh Touthmes III Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Damascus     Damascus …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Damascus — Damascus, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 306 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 1.932488 sq. miles (5.005122 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.932488 sq. miles (5.005122 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Damascus — (griechisch Δαμασκός) ist: in der Antike der Name von Damaskus in Syrien Damascus (Titularerzbistum), zurückgehend auf ein erloschenes Erzbistum Damaskus der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Damaskus (Alabama) Damascus (Arkansas)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Damascus — ancient city in Syria, famous in medieval times for silk and steel, mid 13c., from Latin Damascus, from Gk. Damaskos, from Semitic (Cf. Heb. Dammeseq, Arabic Dimashq), from a pre Semitic name of unknown origin. Related: Damascene, from L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Damascus — Damascus, 1) so v.w. Damask; 2) städtischer Bezirk mit Postamt (Post township) in der Grafschaft [659] Wayne im Staate Pennsylvanien (Nordamerika); 3) Postort darin am Delaware River u. der Erie Eisenbahn, 550 F. lange Brücke nach dem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Damascus — Damascus, Dimeschk, Hauptstadt eines türk. Paschaliks, am Fuße des Antilibanon in einem weiten, wohlbewässerten Thalbecken gelegen, in herrlicher, von den orientalischen Dichtern der alten und neuen Zeit gepriesener Lage, hat alte Mauern und… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Damascus — [də mas′kəs] capital of Syria, in the SW part: an ancient city dating to c. 2,000 B.C.: pop. 1,497,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Damascus — For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). Damascus دِمَشق Dimashq Damascus City landmarks Damascus Skyline Damascus University • Damascus Opera House …   Wikipedia

  • Damascus — /deuh mas keuhs/, n. a city in and the capital of Syria, in the SW part: reputed to be the oldest continuously existing city in the world. 936,567. French, Damas. * * * Arabic Dimashq City (pop., 1994: 1,549,932), capital of Syria. Located at an… …   Universalium

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