[ ang-ker-uh, ahng- ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Turkey, in the central part.

  • Also called Angora.
  • Ancient An·cy·ra .

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How to use Ankara in a sentence

  • He intended to do this tomorrow, somewhere between the oasis and Ankara, but the Pasha's son had presented an awkward problem.

    Hi Jolly! | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The caravan for which Ali was handling camels came to an oasis one day out of Ankara and found another caravan already encamped.

    Hi Jolly! | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • But he felt that he could make it from here to Ankara without difficulty and he'd had more than his fill of the Pasha's son.

    Hi Jolly! | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He saw a circus in Ankara, a football game in Budapest, a nullgrav wrestling match in Moscow.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg
  • There were some recent pictures of Khalid, including one taken as he left the plane on his return from Ankara.

    The Edge of the Knife | Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for Ankara


/ (ˈæŋkərə) /

  1. the capital of Turkey: an ancient city in the Anatolian highlands: first a capital in the 3rd century bc, in the Celtic kingdom of Galatia. Pop: 3 593 000 (2005 est): Ancient name: Ancyra Former name (until 1930): Angora

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Cultural definitions for Ankara


[ (ang-kuhr-uh) ]

Capital of Turkey, located in west-central Turkey; the country's administrative, commercial, and cultural center.

Notes for Ankara

Formerly known as Angora; home of Angora goats, famous for their fine wool.

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