Cairo[kī′rō; for 2 ker′ō]
- capital of Egypt, at the head of the Nile delta: pop. 7,109,000
- city in S Ill., at the confluence of the Ohio & Mississippi rivers: pop. 3,600
Origin of Cairoafter the capital of Egyptian
The capital and largest city of Egypt, in the northeast part of the country on the Nile River. Old Cairo was built c. 642 as a military camp; the new city was founded c. 968 by the Fatimid dynasty and reached its greatest prosperity under the Mameluke sultans (13th–16th century).
- The capital of Egypt.
- Any of several cities and towns in the United States.
cairo - Computer Definition
A code name from Microsoft for a future operating system. The term was later used only to refer to specific features, some of which were included in Windows 2000.