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Meaning of "dhow" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DHOW

From Arabic dāwa.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DHOW

dhow  [daʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DHOW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dhow is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DHOW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dhow

Dhow

Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Some historians claim the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians, but the majority give the credit to the Chinese. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of the Eastern Arabia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and East Africa. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.

Definition of dhow in the English dictionary

The definition of dhow in the dictionary is a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DHOW

dharmic
dharmsala
dharmshala
dharna
Dhaulagiri
DHB
DHEA
DHEAS
dhobi
dhobi itch
dhol
dhole
dholl
dhooti
dhootie
dhoti
DHS
DHSS
dhurna
dhuti

WORDS THAT END LIKE DHOW

anyhow
as how
chow
fashion show
freak show
game show
horse show
how
know-how
motor show
no-show
reality show
run the show
show
sideshow
slide show
somehow
steal the show
talk show
to be a one-man show

Synonyms and antonyms of dhow in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dhow» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DHOW

Find out the translation of dhow to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dhow from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dhow» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

独桅帆船
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dhow
570 millions of speakers

English

dhow
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

dhow
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المراكب الشراعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

доу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dhow
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

dhow
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boutre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dhow
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dhau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダウ船
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhow
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dhow
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

dhow
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पहा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Arap yelkenlisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dhow
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dhow
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

доу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Dhow
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

dhow
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dau
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dhow
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dhow
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dhow

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DHOW»

The term «dhow» is regularly used and occupies the 68.303 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DHOW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dhow

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DHOW»

Discover the use of dhow in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dhow and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dhow Culture of the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism, Commerce ...
Abdul Sheriff unravels this rich and populous history, recasting the roots of Islam as they grew within the region, along with the thrilling story of the dhow.
Abdul Sheriff, 2010
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Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman: People of the Dhow
This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities have interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring.
Dionisius A. Agius, 2012
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The art of dhow-building in Kuwait
This book describes in detail how Kuwaiti shipwrights built their vessels, in particular the boum. As with dhows everywhere, this was done entirely by hand and eye, without any drawings of any kind.
Yaʻqūb Yūsuf Ḥijjī, Markaz al-Buḥūth wa-al-Dirāsāt al-Kuwaytīyah (Kuwait), London Centre of Arab Studies, 2001
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In the Wake of the Dhow: The Arabian Gulf and Oman
Now in paperback, this book documents the dhow as an important element in the prosperity of the area before the discovery of oil.
Dionisius A. Agius, 2010
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A Voyage By Dhow: Selected Pieces
And indeed, this splendid collection of Lewis’s travel essays is full of amazing adventures.
Norman Lewis, 2013
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Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters: And on the Eastern Coast of ...
A useful guide to the state of the slave trade in 1850 and how the trade increased from then until 1873 when up to three times the amount of slaves were being traded. First published in 1873.
Captain G.L. Sullivan, 2013
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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
A dhow of 189^J tons, captured off Pemba Island, April 21, 1862. — On the 21st April, Lieutenant Fairfax, cruizing in the " Ariel's" whaler off the northern point of Pemba, at 5*20 p.m., observed a dhow anchor off Masnea, aud boarded her.
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1863
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Dhow Cultures of the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism, Commerce ...
This sweeping and vividly written popular history of the dhow cultures contains dozens of color illustrations and many maps and is set to become the benchmark history of the early Indian Ocean.
Abdul Sheriff, 2010
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2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins - 1901-2000
ASW Subject: Preserve Planet Earth Obv: Dhow, camel and palm tree, date below, all within circle Rev: Black rhinoceros, denomination below Date Mintage F VF XF Unc BU 1994 Proof Est. 30,000 Value: 45.00 KM# 20 10 DOLLARS 28.2800 ...
George S. Cuhaj, Thomas Michael, 2012
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Dhow Chasing In Zanzibar Waters: And On The Eastern Coast Of ...
A useful guide to the state of the slave trade in 1850 and how the trade increased from then until 1873 when up to three times the amount of slaves were being traded. First published in 1873.
G. L. Sulivan, 1968

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DHOW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dhow is used in the context of the following news items.
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Australian Navy Seizes $1.7bn in Drugs - The Maritime Executive
The latest haul was recovered during a routine verification boarding on July 3 when Newcastle intercepted a dhow using two rigid hull boats ... «The Maritime Executive, Jul 15»
2
Presence of Foreign Dhow: Kerala Seeks National Investigation …
Presence of Foreign Dhow: Kerala Seeks National Investigation Agency Probe. Kerala government on July 7, 2015, asked the Centre to order a ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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Wasiiru dowlaha Arrimaha Dibada India oo booqasho ku yimid …
“Soomaaliya iyo India waxay muddo dheer ahaayeen laba dal oo aad isugu dhow. Booqashadaada waxay fursad u tahay dib u soo nooleynta ... «Mareeg Media, Jul 15»
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Axmed Fiqi “Dalka si kaloo wax looga bedeli karo ma leh, ilaa Villa …
... laga bedelo”ayuu yiri Amb. Axmed Macalin Fiqi oo la sheego inuu saaxib dhow la yahay Madaxweynihii hore ee Soomaaliya Sheekh Shariif. «Mareeg Media, Jul 15»
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SLN arrests 04 Indian nationals with 46 kg of "Kerala Ganja"
The arrested persons and the items along with a GPS, two mobile phones, fishing nets and the Dhow used for the transfer were handed over to ... «The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka, Jul 15»
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Dubai Chamber organises community activities to mark Zayed …
... at the Chamber and presented over 1,000 packs of food to dhow sailors anchored at Dubai Creek as well as hosted a community stakeholder ... «Al-Bawaba, Jul 15»
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Iranian dhow seized off Kerala, Pakistani men among those on board
With an Iranian dhow, Barooki, intercepted by the Coast Guard some ... The crew the dhow told the Coast Guard that they had left Kalat in Iran ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Suspicious Foreign Boat intercepted near Kerala coast
A suspicious foreign fishing dhow, seen off the Alapuzha coast, was intercepted by the Coast Guards. A 12 member crew from Iran who were in ... «ABP Live, Jul 15»
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Cabdikariim Xuseen Guuleed oo loo doortey madaxweynaha …
C/kariin Xuseen Guuleed ayaa saaxib dhow la ah Madaxweynaha dowladda federaalka ah ee Soomaaliya. Waxa uu in badan ku dhex jiray ... «Horseed Media, Jul 15»
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Mareykanka oo saldhigyo milateri ka sameystay garoonka …
... saldhiga uu ku yaallo meel ku dhow garoonka diyaaraddaha ee Kismaayo isla markaana diyaaraddaha aan duuliyaha lahayn ay runway-ga ... «Horseed Media, Jul 15»

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