American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northwest Iran near the Caspian Sea east-southeast of Tabriz. It is a trade and silk-producing center. Population: 557,000.
- n. city in northwestern Iran near the Caspian Sea
“The caption on this video, via an Iranian-American friend, says it was taken in Rasht, a city in northern Iran by the Caspian Sea.”
“Born in Rasht, Iran in 1968, graphic designer, illustrator, and animator Alireza Darvish attended the Fine Arts Institute in Teheran, 1984-88, and thereafter became one of Iran's foremost illustrators.”
“Shortly after he became the prosecutor of Rasht, he ordered a person to be stoned, and today Delara Darabi's soul left her body.”
“On Friday morning, Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi, a 23 year-old woman, who was convicted for a murder at the age of 17 and held at the Rasht Central Prison for several years.”
“Rasht, the capital, where this person died, is a modern, European-looking city (not unlike something from the Czech Republic or Lithuania – or 1990s Serbia or Croatia for a perhaps more apt comparison!).”
“A quick Google search provided over a dozen domestic websites scattered across Iran from Rasht, a coastal city in the north, to the southern city of Ahwaz.”
“In June, evangelical priest Yousef Nadrkhani and his wife, both converts, were arrested in the northern city of Rasht.”
“The heavy losses in Rasht show the insurgents are highly experienced, skilled fighters, more than a match for Tajikistan's weak army, says Semyon Bagdasarov, a member of the international-affairs committee of the Russian parliament and an expert on the region.”
“The Rasht valley was a stronghold of the Islamist opposition through the civil war.”
“On Sunday, a Tajikistan military column was ambushed in a mountain gorge in the Rasht district some 50 kilom eters, or about 30 miles, from the Afghan border, said Faridun Makhmadaliev, head of the Tajikistan defense ministry press service.”
Looking for tweets for Rasht.