[ tam-er-leyn ]

  1. Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.

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How to use Tamerlane in a sentence

  • The people of Damascus are persuaded that, had he lived, Tamerlane would never have carried his arms thither.

  • Tamerlane made his irruption through this plain when he took and destroyed so many cities.

  • But the great ones of the earth talked on, attending to their own business in the face of Tamerlane and his victorious force.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tamerlane



/ (ˈtæməˌleɪn) /

  1. Turkic name Timur (tiːˈmʊə). ?1336–1405, Mongol conqueror of the area from Mongolia to the Mediterranean; ruler of Samarkand (1369–1405). He defeated the Turks at Angora (1402) and died while invading China

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