from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ruler, an official, or an important person in India and some central Asian countries.
- n. A medieval ruler of a Mongol, Tartar, or Turkish tribe.
- n. A caravansary in certain Asian countries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. after Genghis Khan, a ruler over various Turkish, Tatar and Mongol peoples in the Middle Ages
- n. an Ottoman sultan
- n. a noble or man of rank in various Muslim countries of Central Asia, including Afghanistan
- n. a caravanserai; a resting-place for a travelling caravan
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A king; a prince; a chief; a governor; -- so called among the Tartars, Turks, and Persians, and in countries now or formerly governed by them.
- n. An Eastern inn or caravansary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The title of sovereign princes in Tatar countries, whose dominions are known as khanates, and of nomadic chiefs and various state officers in Persia; also, one of the titles of the. sultan of Turkey.
- n. One of a class of unfurnished inns in Turkish and some other Oriental lands, generally belonging to the government.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
- n. a title given to rulers or other important people in Asian countries
October 5th, 2009 6: 19 pm ET ah … they are just letting me win. rakin khan, Toronto
The immediate jurisdiction of the khan is confined within the limits of his own tribe; and the exercise of his royal prerogative has been moderated by the ancient institution of a national council.
After the murder of his father Karzai inherited the title khan ( "head") of the 500,000-strong Popolzai — the Pashtoon clan of Ahmad Shah Durrani, the Persian army commander who conquered the southern Afghan city of Kandahar and in 1747 became the first king of Afghanistan.
The khan has been a strong edifice, but the stones of the massive gateway, especially the great keystone, are split across, as if from the effects of gunpowder.
Madam, said I, I am a stranger, lodging in a khan, which is not a proper place for the reception of a lady of your quality and merit.
But lo! the neat white cottage was a guardhouse, and our khan was the rude, unpainted, windowless barn.
The "habitation of Chimham" (Jer. 41: 17) was probably an inn or khan, which is the proper meaning of the
The khan was a hovel; but while it was swept out, and prepared for us, I sat down with the captain on a shopboard, in the little bazaar, where coffee was served.
Arriving at Cairo, I went to the khan, called the khan of
First ever trip of its kind to place, to raise and create awareness of the muslim contribution in the war of all wars the first muslim women to recieve the georges cross was Noor aniayat khan aka spy princess She was a woman, a writer and a musician and was raised in the Sufi tradition of non-violence
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