Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.
- Also called Timour, Timur.
- Also Tamburlaine.
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How to use Tamerlane in a sentence
Amir Temur, also known as Tamerlane, was a Central Asian ruler and warlord who lived in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Although Tamerlane died six centuries ago, his legacy still carries enormous weight throughout Central Asia.
Despite the towers of skeletons, Tamerlane described himself as a peaceful man.
I have therefore herein combined 'Al Aaraaf' and 'Tamerlane' with other poems hitherto unprinted.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
Various plays were performed, and the amateurs were even so ambitious as to attempt the tragedies of Zara and Tamerlane.The Siege of Boston | Allen French
The people of Damascus are persuaded that, had he lived, Tamerlane would never have carried his arms thither.Early Travels in Palestine | Arculf et al.
Tamerlane made his irruption through this plain when he took and destroyed so many cities.Early Travels in Palestine | Arculf et al.
But the great ones of the earth talked on, attending to their own business in the face of Tamerlane and his victorious force.Audrey | Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Tamerlane
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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