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[stahm-bool] /stɑmˈbul/
the oldest part and principal Turkish residential section of Istanbul, south of the Golden Horn.
Also, Stamboul
[stahm-bool; French stahn-bool] /stɑmˈbul; French stɑ̃ˈbul/ (Show IPA)
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  • Make an end of thy pilgrimage, return home to Stambul, and follow thy trade.

    Tales From Jkai Mr Jkai
  • As a child Fatima Hanum played in one of the narrow streets of Stambul.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • Dancing and singing, this bevy of peris traverses the principal streets of Stambul.

  • This was always the way in which the riots began in Stambul.

  • Far to the west are seen the towers on the old wall of Stambul.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • A moment later the little host was already on its way to Stambul.

  • The cobblers and petty hucksters of Stambul are not worth a volley, and, besides, I would not hurt the poor things if possible.

  • He bellowed to the Kapudan Pasha not to go to Stambul as death awaited him there.

  • Stambul was literally turned upsidedown, and the dregs were swimming on the surface.

  • Stambul was to be left to itself, and the rebels allowed to do as they liked there.

British Dictionary definitions for Stambul


the old part of Istanbul, Turkey, south of the Golden Horn: the site of ancient Byzantium; sometimes used as a name for the whole city
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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