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Meaning of "scimitar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCIMITAR

From Old Italian scimitarra, probably from Persian shimshīr, of obscure origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCIMITAR

scimitar  [ˈsɪmɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCIMITAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scimitar 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 SCIMITAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Scimitar

A scimitar is a backsword or sabre with a curved blade, originating in Southwest Asia. The curved sword or "scimitar" was widespread throughout the Middle East from at least the Ottoman period, with early examples dating to Abbasid era Khurasan. The type harks back to the makhaira type of antiquity, but the Arabic term saif is a loan from Greek xiphos. The Persian sword now called "shamshir" appears by the 12th century and was popularized in Persia by the early 16th century, and had "relatives" in Turkey, the Mughal Empire.

Definition of scimitar in the English dictionary

The definition of scimitar in the dictionary is an oriental sword with a curved blade broadening towards the point.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCIMITAR


altimeter
ælˈtɪmɪtə
coercimeter
ˌkəʊɜːˈsɪmɪtə
dasymeter
dæˈsɪmɪtə
delimiter
diːˈlɪmɪtə
densimeter
dɛnˈsɪmɪtə
extensimeter
ˌekstenˈsɪmɪtə
focimeter
fəʊˈsɪmɪtə
limiter
ˈlɪmɪtə
lysimeter
laɪˈsɪmɪtə
oximeter
ɒkˈsɪmɪtə
passimeter
pæˈsɪmɪtə
perimeter
pəˈrɪmɪtə
pulsimeter
pʌlˈsɪmɪtə
scimiter
ˈsɪmɪtə
simitar
ˈsɪmɪtə
tasimeter
təˈsɪmɪtə
tensimeter
tɛnˈsɪmɪtə
velocimeter
ˌvɛləˈsɪmɪtə
viscosimeter
ˌvɪskəʊˈsɪmɪtə
zymosimeter
ˌzaɪməʊˈsɪmɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCIMITAR

scientize
Scientologist
Scientology
scilicet
scilla
Scillies
Scillonian
Scilly Islands
Scilly Isles
scimetar
scimiter
scincoid
scincoidian
scindapsus
scintigram
scintigraphic
scintigraphy
scintilla
scintillant
scintillantly

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCIMITAR

acoustic guitar
air guitar
bass guitar
blues guitar
electric guitar
guitar
Hawaiian guitar
pedal steel guitar
rhythm guitar
sitar
slide guitar
Spanish guitar
steel guitar

Synonyms and antonyms of scimitar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «scimitar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCIMITAR

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

Translator English - Chinese

弯刀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cimitarra
570 millions of speakers

English

scimitar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कृपाण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السيف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ятаган
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cimitarra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তরবারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cimeterre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scimitar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Säbel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

三日月刀
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

초승달처럼 굽은 칼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scimitar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thanh đại đao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடுவாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्किमिटार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pala
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scimitarra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Scimitar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ятаган
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sabie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιαταγάνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Scimitar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

scimitar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

scimitar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scimitar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCIMITAR»

The term «scimitar» is regularly used and occupies the 65.385 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCIMITAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scimitar» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scimitar» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCIMITAR»

Discover the use of scimitar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scimitar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sword and Scimitar
Bestselling author Simon Scarrow brings the Great Siege of Malta to vivid and unforgettable life in this gripping standalone novel. 1565, Malta: a vital outpost between the divided nations of Europe and the relentlessly expanding Ottoman ...
Simon Scarrow, 2012
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Scimitar SL-2
Then comes the chilling threat - Kerman has a nuclear device, Scimitar SL-2, which he intends to launch straight into the heart of the volcano Cumbre Vieja, causing a massive tsunami to devastate the East Coast of the United States.
Patrick Robinson, 2009
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The Other Saber-tooths: Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western ...
This volume synthesizes all currently known information about the scimitar-tooth s. Scimitar-tooth cats had serrated teeth that were shorter and stouter than those of Smilodon.
Virginia L. Naples, Larry D. Martin, John P. Babiarz, 2011
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Scimitar
This edition includes an introduction by the translator describing the discovery of the original manuscript of this story as well as a transcription of one of the documents found by Ferrucci.
Robin Raybould, 2011
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The Sword and the Scimitar
A sweeping historical epic set against the backdrop of the desperate conflict between Christian Europe and the Islamic Ottoman Empire, The Sword and the Scimitar vividly portrays an irresistible and fast-moving world of adventure, war, ...
David Ball, 2004
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Scimitar
An American agent investigating the hijacking of an East Wind ballistic missile and his Israeli wife, who is busy tracing the origin of a gold scimitar talisman, soon realize that their missions are dangerously intermeshed. Reprint. PW.
Herbert Crowder, 1992
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Scimitar Cat
Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of this prehistoric relative of modern-day big cats, such as the lion, cheetah, and leopard.
Michael P. Goecke, 2010
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The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam
"The Scimitar and the Veil is a history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments.
Jennifer Heath, 2004
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Revenge of the Scimitar
A seemingly random attack occurs on an unarmed Earth spaceship by alien aggressors. Is this the prelude for yet another intergalactic war? Or has the attack and resulting consequences been orchestrated by someone or something?
Ronan Strobing, 2010
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Scimitar Moon: Scimitar Series
The pirates of the Shattered Isles live and die by on simple oath: By blood, by wind, by water and wave, loyal as one, or a watery grave.
Chris A. Jackson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCIMITAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scimitar is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boeing Making Split Scimitar Winglets Standard on Business Jets
What separates the Split Scimitar Winglet from other incarnations of wing tips is that it takes the existing blended winglet and adds a scimitar tip and downward ... «TravelPulse, May 15»
2
Scimitar Global Systems Moves its Hours of Service Software Into Beta
Currently, Scimitar has made the initial Hours of Service Module available for download as an application now, with additional systems and functionality being ... «GlobeNewswire, May 15»
3
“Star Lord” blasts through Desert Scimitar
Desert Scimitar enables 1st Marine Division to test and refine its command and control capabilities and ensures 1st Marine Division units remain committed to ... «Marines.mil, Apr 15»
4
'Wolfpack' conducts Desert Scimitar-15
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion prepare their Light Armored Vehicle for night time live-fire exercises during Exercise Desert Scimitar ... «Marines.mil, Apr 15»
5
AMES Completes Split-Scimitar Winglet Modification for Canadian …
WILMINGTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES) completed its first Split-Scimitar Winglet installation for ... «Business Wire, Jan 15»
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The Blacklist Recap: The Scimitar (No. 22)
Aside from it, they needed to track down a criminal known as The Scimitar. ... In retaliation, the Irani sent a man called The Scimitar, who was “one part hit man, ... «Movie News Guide, Nov 14»
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The Blacklist recap: 'The Scimitar'
Honestly, I'm still not sure what exactly the Scimitar's villainous mission statement was (destroy the world, etc.), but I know that his episodic arc informed our main ... «Entertainment Weekly, Nov 14»
8
New split winglets shine with colors of Old Glory
APB — a joint venture between winglet pioneer Aviation Partners and Boeing — designed, certified and produces the split scimitar winglets for Boeing 737s, the ... «The Seattle Times, Oct 14»
9
Luxair Orders Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar™ Winglets for …
SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that Luxair Luxembourg Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets ... «PR Newswire, Oct 14»
10
Armor for Latvia: CVRs, Transferred
Once inducted, CVR(T) vehicles could be used in rapid maneuvers, and the Scorpion and Scimitar are serious threats to enemy armored personnel carriers. «Defense Industry Daily, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Scimitar [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scimitar>. Dec 2021 ».
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