Definitions and Synonyms of al-qa'ida | Another word for al-qa'ida | What is al-qa'ida?
Definition 1: a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries - [noun denoting group]
(al-qa'ida is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
(al-qa'ida belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
(al-qa'ida belongs to a domain located in ...) a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947