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Bagdad

[bag-dad, buh g-dad]
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noun
  1. Baghdad.

Baghdad

or Bag·dad

[bag-dad, buh g-dad]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris.
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Examples from the Web for bagdad

Historical Examples

  • The first clock that ever measured time was made for the Caliph of Bagdad.

    Scientific American magazine Vol 2. No. 3 Oct 10 1846

    Various

  • The firing has since ceased, and one of the tribes has been driven out of 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.


British Dictionary definitions for bagdad

Bagdad

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Baghdad

Baghdad

Bagdad

noun
  1. the capital of Iraq, on the River Tigris: capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (762–1258). Pop: 5 910 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bagdad

Baghdad

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bagdad in Culture

Baghdad

Capital of Iraq, located in central Iraq on both banks of the Tigris River.

Note

Baghdad has long been one of the great cities of the Muslim world.

Note

It was bombed heavily during the Persian Gulf War.
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