[ ker-mahn-shah, -shaw, ker-, ker-mahn-, kur- ]

  1. a city in W Iran.

Words Nearby Kermanshah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Kermanshah in a sentence

  • According to the manner of our present travelling we shall not be in Kermanshah till after twenty days.

  • Shiraz, the former capital, Kermanshah, and Hamadan are noted for rug and carpet manufactures.

    Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway
  • Among those of especial merit are the Kermanshah tree-of-life fabrics, now somewhat rare.

    Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway
  • Just at this time there came to Kermanshah the young and pleasure-seeking Caliph.

  • Others have made their homes in the district of Kermanshah, and not a few have 141wandered as far as Khorassan.

    Oriental Rugs | Walter A. Hawley

British Dictionary definitions for Kermanshah


/ (ˌkɜːmænˈʃɑː) /

  1. a city in W Iran, in the valley of the Qareh Su: oil refinery. Pop: 832 000 (2005 est): Former name (1987–1995): Bakhtaran

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