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Euphrates a river that flows from eastern Turkey south to join the Tigris in a valley in which some of the most ancient civilizations developed.
Euphrates River a river that flows from eastern Turkey through Syria and Iraq. In southeastern Iraq, it joins the Tigris River and finally empties with it into the Persian Gulf.
euphuism an affected, artificial, ornate style of writing or speaking, characterized by elaborate alliteration, far-fetched figures of speech, and the like.
Eurasia Europe and Asia considered together.
Eurasian of or pertaining to Eurasia. [3 definitions]
Euratom the European Atomic Energy Community, comprised of six nations to coordinate the development and marketing of their nuclear resources.
eureka I have found it! (used to express excitement at having solved a problem or made a discovery).
eurhythmics variant of eurythmics.
Euripides a Greek dramatist (480?-406? B.C.).
euro the primary currency unit of the European Union and the sole currency, in 2022, of nineteen participating member states: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. One euro equals one hundred cents. Some European countries that are not members of the European Union use the euro, and certain other nations are in the process of adopting the euro. [2 definitions]
Euro- European.
Eurocommunism a type of communism favored in some Western European nations, claimed to be independent of the Russian Communist party.
Euromart see "Common Market."
Europa in Greek mythology, a princess whom Zeus, in the form of a bull, abducted and seduced. [2 definitions]
Europe a continent west of Asia and separated from it by the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, and the Caspian and Black Seas, and including the adjacent islands in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. [2 definitions]
European of or having to do with Europe, or its peoples, cultures, or languages. [2 definitions]
European colonization the establishment of European colonies in other areas of the world.
European Economic Community see "Common Market."
European plan a hotel rate that covers the room and services, but not meals. (Cf. American plan.)
European Union an economic and political union of a large number of democratic countries in Europe formed in 1993 from the former European Economic Community. Additional nations have joined since 1993, and one, the United Kingdom, had been a member originally but removed itself in 2020. The European Union currently consists of the member states Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. Many of the countries share a common currency, the Euro.
europium a highly reactive chemical element of the rare-earth group that has sixty-three protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Eu)