from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest Afghanistan on the Hari Rud east of Kabul. Located at a strategic position on an ancient trade route, it was ruled by numerous conquerors, primarily the Persians. Herat became part of Afghanistan in 1881. Population: 349,000.
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- proper n. An ancient city in Central Asia, now a provincial capital of Afghanistan.
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- n. a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
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