Qaddafi
biographical name variant of Gadhafi

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Qaddafi — [kə dä′fē] Muammar al [mo͞o′ə mär΄ al΄ ] 1942 ; Libyan political leader (1969 ): also Qadhafi * * * …   Universalium

  • Qaddafi — [kə dä′fē] Muammar al [mo͞o′ə mär΄ al΄ ] 1942 ; Libyan political leader (1969 ): also Qadhafi …   English World dictionary

  • Qaddafi — noun Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942) • Syn: ↑Qadhafi, ↑Khadafy, ↑Gaddafi, ↑Muammar al Qaddafi, ↑Muammar el… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Qaddafi — Qad|daf|i , Qadhafi →↑Gaddafi, Colonel Moamar al …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Qaddafi — Qad•da•fi or Qa•dha•fi [[t]kəˈdɑ fi[/t]] n. big Mu•am•mar (Muhammad) al or el [[t]muˈɑ mɑr[/t]] born 1942, Libyan chief of state since 1969 …   From formal English to slang

  • Qaddafi — /gəˈdafi/ (say guh dahfee) noun Moamar /ˈmoʊəma/ (say mohuhmah) → Gaddafi …   Australian English dictionary

  • Qaddafi, Muammar al- — or Muʽammar al Qadhdhāfī born 1942, Surt, Libya Ruler of Libya from 1969. Son of a Bedouin farmer, he was born in a tent in the desert. He graduated from the University of Libya and Libya s military academy and was a devout Muslim and ardent… …   Universalium

  • Qaddafi, Muammar — (1942 )    Colonel Muammar Qaddafi seized power in Libya in 1969 and has ruled there ever since as an eccentric, radical Arab leader. Until recently his support for international terrorism and isolation from most other world leaders because of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

  • Qaddafi / Gaddafi, Muammar al- —  (1942–) Libyan head of state (1969–).  Either spelling is acceptable, but Gaddafi is more commonly used than Qaddafi. He has no official title or position …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Qaddafi,Muammar al- — Qad·da·fi or Qa·dha·fi or Kha·da·fy (kə däʹfē) or Gad·da·fi (gə ), Muammar al or el Born 1942. Libyan political leader who seized power in a military coup d état against the Libyan monarchy (1969) and imposed socialist policies and Islamic… …   Universalium

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