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.
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- 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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