HyperDic: iraq

English > 1 sense of the word Iraq:
NOUNlocationIraq, Republic of Iraq, Al-Iraq, Iraka republic in the Middle East in western Asia
Iraq > pronunciation
Soundsay.raa'k; ihraa'k; iy.raa'k
Rhymesaftershock ... woodcock: 87 rhymes with aak...
English > Iraq: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq.
SynonymsRepublic of Iraq, Al-Iraq, Irak
Instance ofAsian country, Asian nationAny one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
Member ofArab LeagueAn international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural / cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries, OPECAn organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
MembersIraqi, IrakiA native or inhabitant of Iraq
Part ofAsiaThe largest continent with 60% of the earth's population
Gulf StatesThe countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Middle East, Mideast, Near EastThe area around the eastern Mediterranean
PartsAssur, Asur, AshurAn ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria
AssyriaAn ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Babylonia, Chaldaea, ChaldeaAn ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia
Baghdad, Bagdad, capital of IraqCapital and largest city of Iraq
Basra, BasiaThe second largest city in Iraq
Chaldea, ChaldaeaAn ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert
Euphrates, Euphrates RiverA river in southwestern Asia
Iraqi KurdistanThe part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
Kerbala, Karbala, KerbelaA city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad
KirkukA city in northeastern Iraq
KurdistanAn extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
MesopotamiaThe land between the Tigris and Euphrates
MosulA city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
NinevehAn ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
SumerAn area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq
Syrian DesertA desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Tigris, Tigris RiverAn Asian river
Region ofAkhbariA religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli
Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of IslamA radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, AssyrianThe language of modern Iraq
Fatah Revolutionary Council, Fatah-RC, Abu Nidal Organization, ANO, Arab Revolutionary Brigades, Black September, Revolutionary Organization of Socialist MuslimsA Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974
Iraqi Intelligence Service, IIS, Iraqi MukhabaratThe most notorious and possibly the most important arm of Iraq's security system
Republican Guardformerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad
SpanishIrak, Iraq
CatalanIrak, Iraq
AdjectivesIraqi, Irakiof or relating to Iraq or its people or culture

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