Assyria

play
geographical name As·syr·ia \ə-ˈsir-ē-ə\

Definition of Assyria

  1. ancient empire of western Asia extending along the middle course of the Tigris River and over foothills to the east; early capital Calah, later capital Nineveh

Variants of assyria

or biblical

Assur

\ä-ˈsu̇r, ˈä-ˌsu̇r\play or

Ashur

\ˈä-ˌshu̇r\play

ASSYRIA Defined for English Language Learners

Assyria

play
geographical name As·syr·ia \ə-ˈsir-ē-ə\

Definition of Assyria for English Language Learners

  • : empire in ancient western Asia



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Assyria? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

sparing in use of food or drink

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ