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Padang

[pah-dahng]
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noun
  1. a seaport in W central Sumatra, in W Indonesia.
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Examples from the Web for padang

Historical Examples

  • Then we traveled together for three weeks, from Padang to Hodeida.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)

    Various

  • I might ask how it happens that you are so free of the Padang, but I won't.

    Gold Out of Celebes

    Aylward Edward Dingle

  • Padang, the capital city, is the headquarters for Sumatra coffee.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Of these the most probable ones were to Batavia, or to Padang.

  • That coast is indented with bays, on one of which is the Dutch capital, Padang.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field


British Dictionary definitions for padang

padang

noun
  1. (in Malaysia) a playing field

Word Origin

from Malay: plain

Padang

noun
  1. a port in W Indonesia, in W Sumatra at the foot of the Padang Highlands on the Indian Ocean. Pop: 713 242 (2000)
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