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maidan

[mahy-dahn]
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noun (esp. in India)
  1. 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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  • When they reached the maidan, they found that it was a gentle, grassy slope.

  • 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.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • We were sent to these Turkish barracks near the north gate on the maidan.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • South of Maidan are several suburbs, and beyond these a zoological garden.

    Reminiscences

    Hans Mattson


British Dictionary definitions for maidan

maidan

noun
  1. (in Pakistan, India, etc) an open space used for meetings, sports, etc

Word Origin

Urdu, from Arabic
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