- an open area or space in or near a town, often used as a marketplace or parade ground.
Origin of maidan
1615–25; < Hindi maidān < Persian < Arabic maydān
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Examples from the Web for maidan
Before the Maidan revolution, Russian political refugees living in Kiev were worried about their safety.Russians Plot Exiled Government in Kiev
December 16, 2014
They met last winter during the revolution in Kiev and for months defended the Maidan square from police.Bitter Survivors and Caravans of Coffins from Ukraine’s “Eastern Boiler”
September 14, 2014
KIEV, Ukraine — The symbol of the Ukrainian revolution, the Maidan Square, is seething with bitterness and aggression these days.Kiev Set to Clean the Last “Occupy” Protestors Out of Maidan Square
August 8, 2014
“I was on the Maidan many times this year,” he declared proudly, making sure to lock into my eyes in the rearview mirror.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea
July 14, 2014
Poroshenko may find his old friends on the Maidan difficult to deal with as well.Can Ukraine’s New President Handle Putin?
May 28, 2014
When they reached the maidan, they found that it was a gentle, grassy slope.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
She wished to appear so trustful of Edward that Maidan could not possibly have any suspicions.The Good Soldier
Ford Madox Ford
For this a place was selected on the maidan, as we call the bare flat plain.
We were sent to these Turkish barracks near the north gate on the maidan.
South of Maidan are several suburbs, and beyond these a zoological garden.Reminiscences
- (in Pakistan, India, etc) an open space used for meetings, sports, etc
Urdu, from Arabic
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