Definitions of damascus

  1. an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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  1. This hour had come to Damascus the roses lifted their heads in the garden, the birds burst into joyous floods of song, and the trees waved and spread their branches to the little breeze that came rippling through the crystal air. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  2. 28. In the announcement of the carrying away into captivity beyond Damascus made in chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg