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Meaning of "qanat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QANAT

qanat  [kɑːˈnɑːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QANAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Qanat 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 QANAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

qanat

Qanat

A qanāt is one of a series of well-like vertical shafts, connected by gently sloping tunnels. Qanāts create a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid, and semi-arid climates. The qanat technology is known to have been developed by the Persian people sometime in the early 1st millennium BC and spread from there slowly westward and eastward. The value of the qanat is directly related to the quality, volume, and regularity of the water flow. Much of the population of Iran and other arid countries in Asia and North Africa historically depended upon the water from qanats; the areas of population corresponded closely to the areas where qanats are possible. Although a qanat was expensive to construct, its long-term value to the community, and thereby to the group that invested in building and maintaining it, was substantial.

Definition of qanat in the English dictionary

The definition of qanat in the dictionary is underground irrigation channel.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QANAT


apart
əˈpɑːt
art
ɑːt
Bart
bɑːt
cart
kɑːt
carte
kɑːt
chart
tʃɑːt
dunnart
ˈdʌnɑːt
hart
hɑːt
heart
hɑːt
Hobart
ˈhəʊbɑːt
Jagganath
ˈdʒʌɡəˌnɑːt
kart
kɑːt
mart
mɑːt
part
pɑːt
restart
riːˈstɑːt
smart
smɑːt
start
stɑːt
state-of-the-art
ˈsteɪtəvðɪˌɑːt
sweetheart
ˈswiːtˌhɑːt
wat
wɑːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QANAT

qadi
qaid
qaimaqam
Qairwan
qalamdan
QANTAS
Qaraghandy
QARANC
qasida
qat
Qatar
Qatari
Qattara Depression
qawwal
qawwali

WORDS THAT END LIKE QANAT

alternat
aplanat
assignat
Banat
buffalo gnat
donnat
externat
gall gnat
gnat
manat
pensionnat
quinnat
spent gnat

Synonyms and antonyms of qanat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «qanat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QANAT

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Translator English - Chinese

坎儿井
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

qanat
570 millions of speakers

English

qanat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Qanat
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قناة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подземных водоводов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

qanat
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

qanat
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qanât
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Qanat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

qanat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カナート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

qanat
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Qanat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

qanat
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குவானட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कानाट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

önceki kanat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

qanat
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

qanat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підземних водоводів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Qanat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

qanat
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Ganat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

qanat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

qanat
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QANAT»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QANAT» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QANAT»

Discover the use of qanat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to qanat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design
During Justinian's reign, it is assumed that the qanat of Shallalah Saghirah was regularly cleaned and maintained by the Byzantine state institutions. The construction of qanats in Byzantium was a state affair as Tate explains: “La construction ...
Robert L. France, 2007
2
Geology and Water: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for ...
Schematic section through a qanat. Shafts are dug to the required level along the planned route of the qanat , every 300 m or so, and the construction of the qanat itself is begun in the dry section, working from the lower end. Shafts are dug at ...
R.E. Chapman, 1981
3
The Cambridge History of Iran
In some districts, on the other hand, land and water were separately owned, in which case water was purchased from the owner of the qanat by those who held the land. The water was distributed according to a regular rotation, the different ...
William Bayne Fisher, P. Avery, G. R. G. Hambly, 1991
4
The City in the Islamic World
first aspect is bound to the fact that the qanat, in their long ways from the piedmont areas to the settlements, subtract some space from the agriculture and, because of their strong draining power, from each water reserve to the territories  ...
Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Renata Holod, Attilio Petruccioli, 2008
5
Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions: Bridging the Gap ...
seal off the qanat opening, damming up and conserving groundwater for periods of high demand. In spring and summer, night flow can be stored in small reservoirs at the mouth of the qanat and held there for daytime use. A qanat system has ...
Graciela Schneier-Madanes, Marie-Françoise Courel, 2009
6
Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change: ...
It is difficult to find out who actually uncovered the spring at qanat sites in Syria, but those families and groups who have the right to use the qanat water for irrigation are essentially the community that owns the qanat. The irrigation rights are ...
Barbara Rose Johnston, Lisa Hiwasaki, Irene J. Klaver, 2011
7
Iran: Past, Present and Future
In order to solve the problem, FMA consulted one of Tehran's main qanat experts, Ahmad Maleki, with whom the firm collaborated for three months on a plan to divert the qanats. This introduction to the qanat network proved an invaluable ...
Michael Hensel, Mehran Gharleghi, 2012
8
Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction
Though the exact meaning of qanat has not been ascertained, the interval sequence is an important factor in its determination (Kimberlin 1976). Many qanat exist but no study has been devoted to those of different ethnic groups except for the ...
Elizabeth May, 1983
9
From Muslim Fortress to Christian Castle: Social and ...
... collecting water by filtration.45 What is striking about the recent phase of hydraulic archaeology is that the qanat, thought an exotic technique when Oliver Asín described the galleries of Madrid in 1957, is now seen to have been ubiquitous.
Thomas F. Glick, 1995
10
People, Land and Water in the Arab Middle East: Environments ...
Nasif gives details (1988: 217-8) of qanat construction in Medina which he received from Shaikh 'Ali Hafiz, who was informed by Yusuf and Majid Madani, qanat owners. Successful qanat construction depends on the positioning of the main ...
Fidelity Lancaster, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QANAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term qanat is used in the context of the following news items.
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3-millenia-old Zarach qanat to get World Heritage status
YAZD, Jul. 07 (MNA) – Provincial officials are pushing enlisting dossier of the oldest and longest qanat in the world among UENSCO's World Heritage Sites. «Mehr News Agency - English Version, Jul 15»
2
Ultima data per scoprire i qanat di Palermo
Ultima data della stagione per la visita “Alla scoperta dei qanat” organizzata dall'Associazione Culturale Palermo CulTuor. I cunicoli arabi segnalati come siti di ... «Travelnostop.com, Jul 15»
3
Palermo, alla scoperta dei 'qanat'
Il Qanat Gesuitico Alto si sviluppa nel sottosuolo del quartiere di Altarello, al fondo Micciulla, a valle delle sorgenti del Gabriele. Si visiterà parte del cunicolo ... «BlogSicilia.it, Jun 15»
4
"Alla scoperta dei Qanat", ripartono le visite nella Palermo sotteranea
Mercoledì 4 marzo ritorna a grande richiesta il tour Palermo Sotterranea “Alla scoperta dei qanat” organizzato da Palermo Cultour. La visita riguarda il Qanat ... «Il Sito di Palermo, Feb 15»
5
Esce per Qanat edizioni "Il cielo sopra Palermo è sempre più grigio"
Esce per Qanat edizioni "Il cielo sopra Palermo è sempre più grigio" ... del libro della giovane insegnante e scrittrice Mari Albanese, pubblicato da Qanat Editore. «Il Sito di Palermo, Jan 15»
6
Domenica all'Arsenale la festa per i cinque anni delle edizioni Qanat
Un ponte di carta, ferro e mattoni. La Qultura è giù in Sicilia. I primi 5 anni di Qanat, piccola casa editrice indipendente. Un pomeriggio di lettura e musica, per ... «Il Sito di Palermo, Dec 14»
7
Asi es el unico 'qanat' de Tierra Estella
La asociación cultural local Kazteluzar quiere “sacar a la luz” el qanat de Arróniz, una construcción subterránea de conducción de agua que llegó a la ... «Diario de Navarra, Dec 14»
8
Yazd hosting Intl. Workshop on Qanat and Architecture
After a successful workshop in Tehran in 2012 on qanats, Hydrocity Workshop, UNESCO's International Center on Qanats & Historic Hydraulic Structures ... «Mehr News, Nov 14»
9
Tra qanat, cripte e palazzi i tour di novembre di Palermo Cultour …
Visita delle cripte, escursione nei qanat, tour nelle catacombe, visita guidata a Palazzo Alliata di Pietragliata e per finire una gita nel territorio del Belice. «Travelnostop.com, Oct 14»
10
Dipinti, graffiti, squali, tetti, qanat: tornano a Palermo “Le vie dei Tesori”
In entrambi i casi, visite dalle 10 alle 18, nel caso dei qanat su prenotazione. E, grazie alla collaborazione avviata con l'associazione Asamas, aprono le porte ... «SiciliaInformazioni.com, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Qanat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/qanat>. Jan 2021 ».
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