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Rostov

[ruh-stawf, -stof; Russian ruh-stawf]
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noun
  1. a seaport in the Russian Federation in Europe, on the Don River, near the Sea of Azov.
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Also called Ro·stov-on-Don [ruh-stawf-on-don, -dawn, -awn-, -stof-] /rəˈstɔf ɒnˈdɒn, -ˈdɔn, -ɔn-, -ˈstɒf-/.
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  • Rostov recalled at that moment a strange conversation he had once had with Dolokhov.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • "I called once or twice at your house," said Rostov, reddening.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • There were many pretty girls and the Rostov girls were among the prettiest.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Dolokhov "killed," that is, beat, ten cards of Rostov's running.

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    Leo Tolstoy

  • Rostov shouted, when the sleigh was only three houses from his door.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy


British Dictionary definitions for rostov

Rostov

Rostov-on-Don

noun
  1. a port in S Russia, on the River Don 48 km (30 miles) from the Sea of Azov: industrial centre. Pop: 1 081 000 (2005 est)
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