E·li·a [ih-lahy-uh, eel-yuh], /ɪˈlaɪ ə, ˈil yə/, 1909–2003, U.S. film and stage director and novelist, born in Turkey.
a city in and capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, near the Volga River.
a river in S Nunavut, Canada, flowing N and NE to Baker Lake. 455 miles (732 km) long.
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How to use Kazan in a sentence
One pertinent example would relate to the armed force of Kazan Tatars from the Principality of Ryazan, southeast of Moscow.Cossacks: The Remarkable Military Settlers of Russia and Ukraine | Dattatreya Mandal | June 16, 2022 | Realm of History
I grew up on a small family farm in Kazan, Russia, in the Soviet Union.
Williams would have only one more commercial success, Night of the Iguana in 1961, after his partnership with Kazan ended.John Lahr’s Biography Perfectly Captures Tennessee Williams’ Tortured Greatness | Wendy Smith | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He plays Wallace, a twentysomething medical school dropout who falls for Chantry (Zoe Kazan), a capricious animator/artist.Daniel Radcliffe on Sex, ‘Harry Potter,’ and Complicated Relationships | Marlow Stern | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But this book reinforces the image created in A Life—Kazan at his prickliest.
Williams was far more emotionally fragile than Kazan would ever be; he was a sympathetic, non-judgmental ear.
Yet Kazan himself realized that his testimony would cast a shadow he could never entirely escape.
Aratov made no reply, and went away, having provided himself with the Kazan address.Dream Tales and Prose Poems | Ivan Turgenev
His return journey to Moskva was a repetition of his earlier triumph after the fall of Kazan.The Rise of the Russian Empire | Hector H. Munro
The city of Kazan is not situated on the banks of the Volga.From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows | Victor Meignan
The reduction of Kazan was an event of the first importance in Russian annals.The Rise of the Russian Empire | Hector H. Munro
In 1376, he sent a large army to Kazan on the Volga, and forced two Mongol chiefs to pay tribute.The Story of Russia | R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for Kazan (1 of 2)
a city in W Russia, capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic on the River Volga: capital of an independent khanate in the 15th century; university (1804); a major industrial centre. Pop: 1 108 000 (2005 est)
British Dictionary definitions for Kazan (2 of 2)
Elia (ˈiːljə), real name Elia Kazanjoglous 1909–2003, US stage and film director and writer, born in Turkey. His films include Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954) for both of which he won Oscars, and East of Eden (1955).
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