- a city in and the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris.
Examples from the Web for bagdad
The first clock that ever measured time was made for the Caliph of Bagdad.
The firing has since ceased, and one of the tribes has been driven out of Bagdad.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
This much, however, is known, that in the eighth century they were taken to Bagdad.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
David Eugene Smith
It is not surprising, then, that the school of Bagdad became celebrated.
As we have said, the two most famous of these were at Bagdad and at Cordova.
- a variant spelling of Baghdad
- the capital of Iraq, on the River Tigris: capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (762–1258). Pop: 5 910 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for bagdad
a pre-Islamic name apparently of Indo-European origin and probably meaning "gift of god," with the first element related to Russian bog "god" and the second to English donor. Marco Polo (13c.) wrote it Baudac.
Capital of Iraq, located in central Iraq on both banks of the Tigris River.