- Sultanate of. Formerly Muscat and Oman. an independent sultanate in SE Arabia. About 82,800 sq. mi. (212,380 sq. km). Capital: Muscat.
- Gulf of, a NW arm of the Arabian Sea, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
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They “hook up” in a manner that makes the casual sex of the 1960s seem like an arranged marriage in Oman.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham
P. J. O’Rourke
December 13, 2014
Harry was in Oman for a charity polo match earlier this week, the Sentebale Polo Cup.Harry Chats With Ginger Spice Geri At F1 In Abu Dhabi
November 22, 2014
I know for a fact that in my own case Oman was asked to mediate on our behalf directly by the US government.One Former Hostage Says Negotiate With ISIS, And Pay Ransoms If You Must
September 6, 2014
Oman had stated that it was opposed to the upgrading of the Gulf Cooperation council to a union that would be similar to the EU.Sunnis Wary Of A Fairweather Ally
December 24, 2013
The final leg of the trip is to Oman, where Their Royal Highnesses will be the guests of the Sultan.Charles and Camilla To Tour Royal Kingdoms of Arabia
February 13, 2013
Why, because she is a young 'oman, of course, and not an old man!Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
"An' I'm d——d ef I made my wife th' 'oman she ar'," said the corn-cracker.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
Will any human gunner ever be able to fire an Oman projector?
She was staring at an Oman female who was not Sora, the one who had been her shadow for so long.
Strett detectors are no better than Oman, and you know what Sam Bryant had to say about them.
- a sultanate in SE Arabia, on the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea: the most powerful state in Arabia in the 19th century, ruling Zanzibar, much of the Persian coast, and part of Pakistan. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: rial. Capital: Muscat. Pop: 3 154 134 (2013 est). Area: about 306 000 sq km (118 150 sq miles)Former name (until 1970): Muscat and Oman
Word Origin and History for oman
coastal nation in Arabia, supposedly named for its founder. Recorded from Roman times (Omana, in Pliny). Related: Omani.
Kingdom on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula on the Arabian Sea, bordered to the northwest by the United Arab Emirates, the west by Saudi Arabia, and the southwest by Yemen. Oman includes a tip of land on one side of the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.