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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country comprising an archipelago of low sandy islands in the Persian Gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It was the first Arabian country to strike oil (1932). A British protectorate after 1861, Bahrain became independent in 1971. Manama, on Bahrain Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an island in the Persian Gulf.
  • noun an island country in the Persian Gulf.

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  • proper noun A country in the Middle East. Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain.

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

  • noun an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
  • noun an island in the Persian Gulf

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