[kuh-zan for 1, 3; for 1 also kuh-zahn; for 2 also Russian kuh-zahn]
- 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.
- 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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Examples from the Web for kazan
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
September 25, 2014
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.
His artistic thoughtfulness and precision are also evident in the 2009 collection Kazan on Directing.
The Kazan police treated me just as inhumanly as I expected.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
The Tartars of Kazan and the Crimea were frequently defeated.
Kazan owed its wealth to a fair, which attracted a host of merchants.
Let's go to Kazan, and there we'll have a spree—smoke and flame!Foma Gordyeff
At the time of the downfall of the Kazan kingdom they were in a weak state.
- 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)
- 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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