Definition of Samarkand

1. Noun. City in southern Uzbekistan; Tamerlane's opulent capital in the 14th century.

Exact synonyms: Samarcand
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Republic Of Uzbekistan, Uzbek, Uzbekistan



Definition of Samarkand

1. Proper noun. A city in Uzbekistan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Samarkand

Sam Shepard
Sam Snead
Sam Spade
Sama-Veda
Samael
Samanala
Samantha
Samanthas
Samar
Samara
Samarang
Samarcand
Samaria
Samaritan
Samaritans
Samarkand (current term)
Samatha
Sambaa
Sambo
Sambos
Sambre
Sambre River
Sambucus caerulea
Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus ebulus
Sambucus nigra
Sambucus pubens
Sambucus racemosa
Samburu
Samean

Literary usage of Samarkand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Russia in Central Asia in 1889 and the Anglo-Russian Question by George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon (1889)
"BOKHARA is about 150 miles by rail from Samarkand, and the only two important points en route are the ..."

2. Records of the Past by Records of the Past Exploration Society (1902)
"Now this is all changed and to-day the Tartar section of Samarkand is a maze of narrow crooked streets lined with one-story mud houses, which, ..."

3. Siberia and Central Asia by John Wesley Bookwalter (1899)
"XXIII Bokhara to Samarkand—Residence of Governor of Turkestan—His great civility—Beauty of Samarkand—Avenues of acacias and poplars—The old city of ..."

4. Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja by Eugene Schuyler, Vasilīĭ Vasilʹevich Grigorʹev (1876)
"IT was on a lovely May evening when, with my interpreter the Mullah Hair-ullah, I set out for Samarkand. Driving rapidly over a good road, which led out of ..."

5. Afghanistan by Angus Hamilton (1906)
"The market of Samarkand has spread its influence for many miles along the line ; and, as a consequence, there is a welcome note of freshness in the scene. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The Central Asian railway crosses the province from Bokhara to Samarkand and Tashkent. The province is divided into four districts, the chief towns of which ..."

7. On the Outskirts of Empire in Asia by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Zetland (1904)
"Samarkand. Samarkand one of the great cities of Central Asia—The vicissitudes through which it has passed—Timor's capital—Description of Timur—Samarkand ..."

8. Russia in Central Asia in 1889 and the Anglo-Russian Question by George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon (1889)
"BOKHARA is about 150 miles by rail from Samarkand, and the only two important points en route are the ..."

9. Records of the Past by Records of the Past Exploration Society (1902)
"Now this is all changed and to-day the Tartar section of Samarkand is a maze of narrow crooked streets lined with one-story mud houses, which, ..."

10. Siberia and Central Asia by John Wesley Bookwalter (1899)
"XXIII Bokhara to Samarkand—Residence of Governor of Turkestan—His great civility—Beauty of Samarkand—Avenues of acacias and poplars—The old city of ..."

11. Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja by Eugene Schuyler, Vasilīĭ Vasilʹevich Grigorʹev (1876)
"IT was on a lovely May evening when, with my interpreter the Mullah Hair-ullah, I set out for Samarkand. Driving rapidly over a good road, which led out of ..."

12. Afghanistan by Angus Hamilton (1906)
"The market of Samarkand has spread its influence for many miles along the line ; and, as a consequence, there is a welcome note of freshness in the scene. ..."

13. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The Central Asian railway crosses the province from Bokhara to Samarkand and Tashkent. The province is divided into four districts, the chief towns of which ..."

14. On the Outskirts of Empire in Asia by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Zetland (1904)
"Samarkand. Samarkand one of the great cities of Central Asia—The vicissitudes through which it has passed—Timor's capital—Description of Timur—Samarkand ..."

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