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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of west-central Russia on the Volga River east of Moscow. Founded in 1401, the modern city became the capital of a powerful Tartar khanate in 1455 but was conquered by Czar Ivan IV in 1552. In the 18th century it was an outpost of Russian colonization to the east. Population: 1,110,000.
  • Kazan, Elia 1909-2003. Turkish-born American stage and film director whose credits include Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and the movies On the Waterfront (1954) and East of Eden (1955).

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  • proper n. City in Russia, capital of Tatarstan, Russia.
  • proper n. A county of Ankara province.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an industrial city in the European part of Russia
  • n. United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003)

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