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

  • A city of southwest Iran on Abadan Island in the delta of the Shatt al Arab at the head of the Persian Gulf. The city's oil installations were heavily damaged in 1980 during the war with Iraq. Population: 220,000.

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  • proper n. A port city in southwestern Iran.

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  • n. a port city in southwestern Iran


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  • Wasn't the United States pressure behind the lack of determination in Abadan?

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  • Above Abadan, which is just a cluster of circular tanks, slender chimneys and square houses on the arid plain, with a mass of barges lining the numerous wharfs, we passed Mohammerah.

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  • Alongside the regular steps to the building's 59th Street entrance, Mr. Abadan has created what he calls "notional" steps, too far apart to be comfortably ascended, but well-suited for seating.

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  • At the other end of the block, at 11th Avenue, Mr. Abadan designed a 12-story building.

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  • Architect Mustafa Abadan, a onetime student at the 745-acre Cornell University, knows what a college campus is supposed to feel like.

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  • At seemingly every opportunity, Mr. Abadan has dedicated precious space toward that end.

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  • "When they do have the opportunity to be together, to hang together, it does give them that extra richness, that chance to learn from each other," says Mr. Abadan, a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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  • A reader, speculating that the government set the bomb, writes, The mullahs did something similar in August 1978 in Iran - they set a cinema in Abadan ablaze and blamed the Shah.

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  • He had taught English in our hometown of Abadan, Iran.

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  • It then built the world's biggest refinery at the port of Abadan on the Persian Gulf.

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