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To handle the economy and services in a country like Iraq requires delegation of authority and the choice of competent people.
Ahmed Chalabi

Meaning of "Iraq" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IRAQ

Iraq  [ɪˈrɑːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IRAQ

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Iraq is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IRAQ MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Iraq

Iraq

Iraq (/ɪˈræk/, i/ɪˈrɑːk/, or /aɪˈræk/; Arabic: العراق‎ al-‘Irāq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العراق (help·info) Jumhūriyyat al-‘Irāq; Kurdish: كۆماری عێراق Komar-i ‘Êraq), is a country in the Middle East that borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital, Baghdad, is in the center of the country. Around 97% of the country's 36,000,000 people are Muslims, mainly Shias, Sunnis, and ethnic Kurds. Iraq has a narrow section of coastline measuring 58 km (36 mi) on the northern Persian Gulf and its territory encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through the center of Iraq and flow into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. Theses rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land.

Definition of Iraq in the English dictionary

The definition of Iraq in the dictionary is a republic in SW Asia, on the Persian Gulf: coextensive with ancient Mesopotamia; became a British mandate in 1920, independent in 1932, and a republic in 1958. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait led to their defeat in the first Gulf War by US-led UN forces. The second Gulf War took place when Iraq was invaded by a coalition of US, UK and other forces; government elected in 2005, although there is continuing violence and resistance to the coalition presence; the last coalition troops left the country in 2011. Iraq consists chiefly of the mountains of Kurdistan in the northeast, part of the Syrian Desert, and the lower basin of the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Oil is the major export. Official language: Arabic; Kurdish is official in the Kurdish Autonomous Region only. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Baghdad. Pop: 31 858 481. Area: 438 446 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IRAQ


eleutherarch
eˈljuːθəˌrɑːk
hierarch
ˈhaɪəˌrɑːk
Irak
ɪˈrɑːk
Oistrakh
ˈɔɪstrɑːk
Petrarch
ˈpɛtrɑːk
rark
rɑːk
squirarch
ˈskwaɪərɑːk
squirearch
ˈskwaɪərɑːk
tetrarch
ˈtɛtrɑːk
trierarch
ˈtraɪəˌrɑːk
xerarch
ˈzɪərɑːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IRAQ

Irak
Iraki
Iran
Iran-Iraq War
Irangate
Iranian
Iraqi
IRAS
irascibility
irascible
irascibleness
irascibly
irate
irately
irateness
Irbid
Irbil

WORDS THAT END LIKE IRAQ

aq
talaq
Zia ul Haq

Synonyms and antonyms of Iraq in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Iraq» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IRAQ

Find out the translation of Iraq to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Iraq from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Iraq» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

伊拉克
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Irak
570 millions of speakers

English

Iraq
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इराक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العِراقُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ирак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Iraque
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইরাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Irak
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Iraq
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Irak
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イラク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이라크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Irak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Iraq
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈராக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इराक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Irak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Iraq
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Irak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ірак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Irak
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ιράκ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Irak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Irak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Irak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Iraq

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IRAQ»

The term «Iraq» is very widely used and occupies the 3.765 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IRAQ» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Iraq

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10 QUOTES WITH «IRAQ»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Iraq.
1
Lamar Alexander
There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are.
2
Rick Atkinson
I was with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, really in the middle of nowhere, about 80 miles south of Baghdad. And it was almost midnight, and I got a computer message from the home office of the Washington Post asking me to call them. I did call them and was told that I'd won the Pulitzer Prize.
3
Ali Babacan
Northern Iraq has become, economically, a natural extension of Turkey.
4
Melissa Bean
During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved.
5
Hans Blix
They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon.
6
Hans Blix
On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.
7
Mark Boal
One big, glaring difference I can think of between Iraq and Vietnam is the news coverage. During the Vietnam War era, you had TV coverage of the war saturating the airwaves every night, and that coverage wasn't put through a military filter at all.
8
Kit Bond
My son is not wild about going back to Iraq, but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving too early and inviting chaos.
9
Paul Bremer
Iraq has become, for better or for worse, the front on the war on terrorism, and so we've got to do this, and I can understand why congressmen and senators would take their responsibility seriously, but I think in the end we'll get the money.
10
Ahmed Chalabi
To handle the economy and services in a country like Iraq requires delegation of authority and the choice of competent people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IRAQ»

Discover the use of Iraq in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Iraq and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Iraq
Examines the culture, politics, and history of Iraq and describes the geography of the country.
Laura Etheredge, 2011
2
Iraq
Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Iraq.
Susan M. Hassig, Laith Muhmood Al Adely, 2004
3
Iraq
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Iraq"--Provided by publisher.
Lisa Owings, 2011
4
Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle
Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle – which can be considered as a sequel to Zizek's acclaimed post-9/11 Welcome to the Desert of the Real – analyzes the background that such inconsistent argumentation conceals and, simultaneously, cannot help ...
Slavoj Zizek, 2005
5
Iraq
In I258, a I\/Iongol leader named Hulagu invaded Iraq and destroyed the city of Baghdad.The I\/Iongols took control of the region. By the I530s, the area had become part ofthe Ottoman Empire, which stretched from Greece in the west to Iran in ...
Paul Mason, 2012
6
Iraq: The Moral Reckoning
The book concludes with a discussion of the implications of an unjust war for the United States and the world. The intensive weighing of each criterion against the facts and the balanced approach make the book unique.
Craig M. White, 2012
7
Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Overall frequency of violence in Iraq is down to levels not seen since 2003, yet insurgents are still able to conduct high profile attacks in several major cities.
Kenneth Katzman, 2009
8
A History of Iraq
A new updated edition of Tripp's political history of Iraq.
Charles Tripp, 2002
9
Iraq: Culture
Know the culture of Iraq--from Mesopotamian to modern--as this war-torn country returns to its traditional ways, emerging from years of strife, oppression, and devastation.
April Fast, 2012
10
Iraq: A Political History from Independence to Occupation
Describes the history of the Iraqi state, from its inception in 1921 to the present day. "Adeed Dawisha has written a deeply informed study of the history of the Iraqi state. This is a book to be read by all who care about Iraq's future.
Adeed Dawisha, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IRAQ»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Iraq is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iraq Suicide Bombing Northeast of Baghdad Kills at Least 86 People …
BAGHDAD—A suicide bomber killed at least 86 people and wounded more than a hundred in an attack Friday evening on a crowded town ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Isis: The real power in Iraq tells its neighbours to close borders to …
The most powerful Shia religious leader in Iraq has put out a call for the international community to send Baghdad more modern weapons to ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
Top general reflects on Iraq, feels pain
The Army's Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, carved out much of his life leading combat troops during America's eight-year war in Iraq and ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
4
US Returns Looted Artifacts to Iraq—But Are Some Fakes? | | Observer
Iraqi Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Adel Fahad Shershab (R) and US Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones (2nd R) listen with a museum ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
5
Chattanooga Shooting Victims Include Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans …
All four Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting have been identified and include highly decorated veterans who served in Iraq and ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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Denmark's military to probe its own alleged Iraq war violations — RT …
The report was based on a document that the newspaper obtained from the Taskforce Iraq, a predecessor to the Iraq Commission, which ... «RT, Jul 15»
7
British warplanes and drones have dropped £20m of bombs on Iraq
The value of bombs dropped by British warplanes and drones on Iraq since September has likely exceeded around £20m, according to an ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
8
Embassy in Iraq sends home OFWs - InterAksyon
Chargé d'affaires Elmer G. Cato of the Philippine embassy in Baghdad bids farewell to three Filipinos who were repatriated from Iraq on ... «InterAksyon, Jul 15»
9
Iraq War vet acquitted in attempted murder case - City & Region …
An Iraq War veteran charged with assault and attempted murder was acquitted Friday by a State Supreme Court jury in a case that involved ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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Iraqi Officials: 40 People Killed in Suicide Car Bombing in Iraq's
Iraqi Officials: 40 People Killed in Suicide Car Bombing in Iraq's Eastern Diyala Province. BAGHDAD — Jul 17, 2015, 5:04 PM ET. Share. 0. Associated Press. «ABC News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Iraq [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/iraq>. May 2022 ».
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