El Obeid

[ el oh-beyd ]
/ ˌɛl oʊˈbeɪd /


a city in the central Sudan: Egyptian army defeated by Mahdist forces 1883.



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Also O·beid [oh-beyd], /oʊˈbeɪd/, Al-O·beid [al-oh-beyd] /ˌæl oʊˈbeɪd/ .
Arabic Al-U·bay·yid [al-oo-bey-id] /ˌæl ʊˈbeɪ ɪd/ .
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Example sentences from the Web for El Obeid

  • There was also Mr. Vizetelly, an artist, a prisoner in El-Obeid.

  • Let some go east and some west, and making a circuit to avoid El-Obeid reach the edge of the desert as best you may.

    The Dash for Khartoum|George Alfred Henty
  • I must pay for my fault, though I cannot think that the commander at El-Obeid would be hard upon one who has erred from ignorance.

    The Dash for Khartoum|George Alfred Henty
  • It is one thing to fight the Egyptians as they did at El-Obeid, but another when it is your soldiers.

    The Dash for Khartoum|George Alfred Henty

British Dictionary definitions for El Obeid

El Obeid
/ (ɛl əʊˈbeɪd) /


a city in the central Sudan, in Kordofan province: scene of the defeat of a British and Egyptian army by the Mahdi (1883). Pop: 423 000 (2005 est)
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