Homs definition by Webster's New World
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city in W Syria, on the Orontes: pop. 537,000
Homs definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of west-central Syria north of Damascus. Birthplace of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, it was taken by the Arabs in 636. Egypt controlled the city from 1831 to 1840. Population: 736,000.