Definition of Bahrein

1. Noun. An island in the Persian Gulf.

Exact synonyms: Bahrain, Bahrain Island, Bahrein Island
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: Arabian Gulf, Persian Gulf

2. Noun. An island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s.
Exact synonyms: Bahrain, State Of Bahrain
Group relationships: Arab League
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Terms within: Capital Of Bahrain, Manama
Group relationships: Gulf States, Asia
Member holonyms: Bahraini, Bahreini

Definition of Bahrein

1. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Bahrain) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bahrein

Bahasa Malaysia
Bahasa Melayu
Bahrain Island
Bahrain dinar
Bahrainian monetary unit
Bahrein Island
Baikal teal
Baikal teals
Bailey bridge
Bailey bridges

Literary usage of Bahrein

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

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1890)
"bahrein, the largest, is 27 miles long by wide. It is almost a dead level of sandy desert, relieved by palm-groves, where there is a good supply of water ..."

2. Annals of the Early Caliphate: From Original Sources by William Muir (1883)
"... to Campaigns the centre of Arabia, we shall now follow the Mussulman east and arms in their progress from bahrein and Oman on the south of A 1'ii 11I;. ..."

3. Through Asiatic Turkey: Narrative of a Journey from Bombay to the Bosphorus by Grattan Geary (1878)
"In the evening the glass fell to 64° On the morning of the 26th we arrived at bahrein. The navigation is very intricate, owing to the number of coral reefs, ..."

4. Southern Arabia by James Theodore Bent (1900)
"... our party we embarked on the steamer which took us to bahrein, or rather as close as it could approach ; for, owing to the shallowness of the sea, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"bahrein ISLANDS, a group of islands situated about 20 m. cast ... The largest of the group is called bahrein. It is about 27m. long from north to south and ..."

6. Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"To these geographical proofs another may be added, which arises out of the name. The smallest of the bahrein islands has preserved the ancient appellation ..."

7. Remarks on the Arabian Nights' Entertainments: In which the Origin of by Richard Hole (1797)
"... of bahrein [we may prefume the fame ifland] in an ... from this of Baharin or bahrein, was famous for its pearis in the time of Alexander the Gr; at, ..."

8. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1829)
"... and Journey from thence by Shiraz and Shapoor to the Sea-shore; description of Bussorah, Bushire, bahrein, Ormuz, and Muscat; Narrative of an Expedition ..."

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