Syrian Desert

Syrian Desert
geographical name desert W Asia between Mediterranean coast & the Euphrates covering N Saudi Arabia, NE Jordan, SE Syria, & W Iraq

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Syrian Desert — The Syrian Desert ( ar. بادية الشام, badiyah ash sham), also known as the Syro Arabian desert, is a combination of steppe and true desert that is located in parts of the nations of Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. Its border on the west is the Orontes… …   Wikipedia

  • Syrian Desert — noun a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑desert • Part Holonyms: ↑Iraq, ↑Republic of Iraq, ↑Al Iraq, ↑Irak, ↑Syria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Syrian Desert — a desert in N Saudi Arabia, SE Syria, W Iraq, and NE Jordan. ab. 125,000 sq. mi. (323,750 sq. km). * * * Arid wasteland, Middle East. It extends over much of northern Saudi Arabia, eastern Jordan, southern Syria, and western Iraq. Largely covered …   Universalium

  • Syrian Desert — Syr′ian Des′ert n. geg a desert in N Saudi Arabia, SE Syria, W Iraq, and NE Jordan. ab. 125,000 sq. mi. (323,750 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Syrian Armed Forces — Armed Forces of Ba ath Party Coat of Arms of the Syrian Arab Republic Founded 1946 Service branches …   Wikipedia

  • Desert — Not to be confused with dessert. This article is about dry terrain. For the act of abandoning or withdrawing support, see desertion. For other uses, see Desert (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • desert — desert1 desertic /di zerr tik/, adj. desertlike, adj. /dez euhrt/, n. 1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert. 2. any area …   Universalium

  • Syrian Arab Republic — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Syria • Derivationally related forms: ↑Syrian (for: ↑Syria) • Members of this Region: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desert exploration — is the deliberate and scientific exploration of deserts, the arid regions of the earth. It is only incidentally concerned with the culture and livelihood of native desert dwellers. The nature of deserts ensures that the story of their exploration …   Wikipedia

  • Syrian Monastery — The Syrian Monastery, also known as Suryan Monastery, is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in the Nitrian Desert. It is located about 500 meters northwest of the Monastery of Saint Pishoy. Ecclesiastically, the monastery is dedicated to the… …   Wikipedia

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