Kazan

[kuh-zan for 1, 3; for 1 also kuh-zahn; for 2 also Russian kuh-zahn]
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noun

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.

Tatarstan

[tah-ter-stan, ‐stahn]

noun

Republic of, an autonomous republic in central Russia on the E European Plain, at the confluence of the Volga and Kama rivers. 26,192 sq. mi. (67,836 sq. km). Capital: Kazan.
Formerly Tatar Autonomous Republic.
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Historical Examples of kazan

  • Under Gray Wolf's and Kazan's feet the snow grew hard in the path they made.

    Kazan

    James Oliver Curwood

  • She flattened herself out on her belly, and panted to show Kazan her contentment and satisfaction.

    Kazan

    James Oliver Curwood

  • Joan turned and locked the cabin door, and Kazan heard a sob in her throat as they followed the man down to the river.

    Kazan

    James Oliver Curwood

  • At his feet was McCready's whip, and in the passion of the moment he seized it and sprang upon Kazan.

    Kazan

    James Oliver Curwood

  • The trick had failed, and with a rumble of the dog-snarl in his throat, Kazan reached the wolf in a single bound.

    Kazan

    James Oliver Curwood



British Dictionary definitions for kazan

Kazan

1

noun

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)

Kazan

2

noun

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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