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Assuan

or As·souan

[as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn]
noun
  1. Aswan.
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Aswan

or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan

[as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn]
noun
  1. Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
  2. a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.
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Examples from the Web for assuan

Historical Examples

  • "It could easily have been hired at Assuan," Biddy exclaimed.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • It was characteristic that no fare was charged above Assuan.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • The 15th was placed at Assuan and Korosko on the line of communications.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill

  • Perhaps there is no better place for him in the winter than Assuan.

  • Modern steamers now plied on the Nile between Cairo and Assuan.


British Dictionary definitions for assuan

Assuan

Assouan

noun
  1. variant spellings of Aswan
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Aswan

Assuan or Assouan

noun
  1. an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Syene
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