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Samarkand

Meaning of "Samarkand" in the English dictionary

DICTIONARY

PRONUNCIATION OF SAMARKAND

ˈsæməˌkænd


GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAMARKAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Samarkand 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 SAMARKAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Samarkand

Samarkand, alternatively Samarqand or Samarcand, is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of Samarqand Province. The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study. The population of Samarqand on April 24, 2014 is approximately 319,366. In the 14th century it became the capital of the empire of Timur and is the site of his mausoleum. The Bibi-Khanym Mosque remains one of the city's most notable landmarks. The Registan was the ancient center of the city. The city has carefully preserved the traditions of ancient crafts: embroidery, gold embroidery, silk weaving, engraving on copper, ceramics, carving and painting on wood. In 2001, UNESCO added the city to its World Heritage List as Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures.

Definition of Samarkand in the English dictionary

The definition of Samarkand in the dictionary is a city in E Uzbekistan: under Tamerlane it became the chief economic and cultural centre of central Asia, on trade routes from China and India. Pop: 289 000 Ancient name: Maracanda.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAMARKAND

and · band · brand · canned · duplicand · expand · grand · hand · land · Maryland · multiplicand · radicand · sand · scanned · stand · Thailand · uncanned · understand · unscanned · Yarkand

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAMARKAND

Sama-Veda · samaan · samadhi · saman · Samar · samara · Samarang · Samaria · samariform · Samaritan · Samaritanism · Samaritans

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAMARKAND

at first hand · Cleveland · command · demand · Deutschland · England · Finland · holland · husband · Ireland · island · Kokand · Nederland · New Zealand · Poland · Switzerland · the upper hand · thousand · Wayland · Zealand

Synonyms and antonyms of Samarkand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Samarkand» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR

TRANSLATION OF SAMARKAND

Find out the translation of Samarkand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.

The translations of Samarkand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Samarkand» in English.
zh

Translator English - Chinese

撒马尔罕
1,325 millions of speakers
es

Translator English - Spanish

Samarcanda
570 millions of speakers
en

English

Samarkand
510 millions of speakers
hi

Translator English - Hindi

समरकंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سمرقند
280 millions of speakers
ru

Translator English - Russian

Самарканд
278 millions of speakers
pt

Translator English - Portuguese

Samarkand
270 millions of speakers
bn

Translator English - Bengali

সমরকন্দ
260 millions of speakers
fr

Translator English - French

Samarkand
220 millions of speakers
ms

Translator English - Malay

Samarkand
190 millions of speakers
de

Translator English - German

Samarkand
180 millions of speakers
ja

Translator English - Japanese

サマルカンド
130 millions of speakers
ko

Translator English - Korean

사마르 칸트
85 millions of speakers
jv

Translator English - Javanese

Samarkand
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Samarkand
80 millions of speakers
ta

Translator English - Tamil

சமர்கந்து
75 millions of speakers
mr

Translator English - Marathi

समरकंद
75 millions of speakers
tr

Translator English - Turkish

Semerkant
70 millions of speakers
it

Translator English - Italian

Samarcanda
65 millions of speakers
pl

Translator English - Polish

Samarkanda
50 millions of speakers
uk

Translator English - Ukrainian

Самарканд
40 millions of speakers
ro

Translator English - Romanian

Samarkand
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σαμαρκάνδη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Samarkand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Samarkand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Samarkand
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAMARKAND»

Discover the use of Samarkand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Samarkand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Samarkand
Recognising genius, the judge decides to spare him and gives him instead a small, blank book, encouraging him to confine his thoughts to it alone. Thus begins the seamless blend of fact and fiction that is Samarkand.
Amin Maalouf, 2012
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The Amulet Of Samarkand
The magic continues with: THE GOLEM'S EYE PTOLEMY'S GATE And look out for: [image of RING OF SOLOMON] 'There are many delights to savour in this series' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Set in modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, ...
Jonathan Stroud, 2011
3
Samarkand
In this new book her range is extended dramatically. Samarkand is both a darker and a more sunlit collection than its predecessor.
Kate Clanchy, 2011
4
Murder in Samarkand: A British Ambassador's Controversial ...
When Craig Murray arrived in Uzbekistan to take up his post in 2002, he was a young ambassador with a brilliant career and a taste for whisky and women.
Craig Murray, 2013
5
The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of Tʻang Exotics
This book examines the exotics imported into China during the T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), and depicts their influence on Chinese life.
Edward H. Schafer, 1963
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From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological ...
A noted archaeologist and popular writer offers an engaging historical account of the enduring love of ancient architecture--the irresistible impulse to visit strange lands in search of lost cities and forgotten monuments.
Brian Fagan, 2006
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The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna ...
' - Simon Schama 'One can't imagine a better food book than this, ever: for the reader and the cook.' - Nigella Lawson, Vogue 'THE BOOK OF JEWISH FOOD deserves its definitive article. It should stand as the book for many years.
Claudia Roden, 1999
8
Fabled cities of central Asia: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva
Looks at the architecture of the desert cities in Central Asia and explains the political and architectural history of these ancient cities
Vadim Evgenʹevich Gippenreĭter, Robin Magowan, 1989
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Samarkand and other markets I have known
New collection of poetry from the Nobel prize-winning author - his first since 'Mandela's Earth' in 1989.
Wole Soyinka, 2002
10
Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910 : A Comparison with ...
Opening with the background to the political situation in Central Asia and a narrative of the Russian conquest itself, the book moves on to analyse official attitudes to Islam and to pre-colonial elites, and the earliest attempts to ...
Alexander Morrison, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAMARKAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Samarkand is used in the context of the following news items.
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The First Years in Samarkand
From the time that R. Berke fled from his home, amid his subsequent wanderings throughout the Soviet Union, and even when he found refuge in Samarkand, ... «Chabad.org, Jul 15»
2
The Samarkand Opens 100-Year Storybook with The Retrospect …
Left to right: Samarkand Executive Director Ruth Grande, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, Samarkand Residents' Council President Dolf May and ... «Noozhawk, Jul 15»
3
Piaget Recreates Mysticism of Venice and Samarkand in New …
The cities of Venice and Samarkand — the third largest city of Uzbekistan — have lent themselves to Piaget's latest Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Jul 15»
4
Film schemes flop following HMRC review: Samarkand case 2015
In a recent case, the Upper Tribunal (UT) delivered a decision in favour of HMRC to deny tax relief for partnership losses in Samarkand Film Partnership No 3 ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
5
Yuki Bhambri wins Final match in Samarkand - stood Indian no.1
Despite he had a big run in clay court in the Samarkand Challenger in Uzbekistan where he was beat by the seed Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia. He is next ... «FitnHit.com, May 15»
6
Band of Sisters Honored at The Samarkand
National Nurses Week wrapped up on May 12, 2015 and The Samarkand did more than honor its dedicated staff of nurses with a Nurses Appreciation Luncheon ... «Santa Barbara Edhat, May 15»
7
Yuki ends runner-up at Samarkand Challenger
Yuki Bhambri will have to wait for his first singles Challenger title of the season as he ended runner-up at the Samarkand ATP event, following defeat against ... «Business Standard, May 15»
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Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni set up all-India semifinal clash in …
Samarkand (Uzbekistan): India's Yuki Bhambri tamed third seed Adrian Menendez-Maceiras in straight sets to set up a clash against compatriot Saketh Myneni ... «Zee News, May 15»
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IM Global lines up 'Samarkand'
Tom Hardy, Cannes-bound with Mad Max: Fury Road, is lining up to star in what would be a red-hot market title as an SAS veteran with PTSD in Journey To ... «Screen International, May 15»
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Timur's Registan: noblest public square in the world? – a history of …
The Registan in Samarkand. 'The result of the coming together of craftsmen and builders from across the empire'. Photograph: Alamy ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
REFERENCE
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