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

  • A city of northeast Iran near the Turkmenistan and Afghanistan borders. It was long an important trade center on caravan routes from Tehran to India. Population: 2,430,000.

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  • proper n. Second largest city of Iran.

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  • n. the holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran


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  • You also thank your mother for her stories of growing up in Mashhad and Assadieh.

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  • I did visit to research for the book, and stayed in Mashhad and in a village in the northeast of the country, which is the basis for the fictional village of Mazareh.

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  • My mother grew up in Mashhad and came to England in her twenties.

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  • Another demonstration was held in Mashhad where protesters asked security forces to support them [instead of repressing].

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  • Eid starts with a special prayer called Al-Mashhad, which is performed either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque.

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  • "Mashhad" the same as "Sháhid" = the upright stones at the head and foot of the grave.

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  • And, after reporting about the capital city of Tehran and a few other cities such as Mashhad and Isfahan, it added, "Also in Tabriz, participants of a mass demonstration renewed their holy allegiance with the leader."

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  • Sahamnews, which is related to the opposition, reported protests in other cities as well, among them Shiraz in central Iran and Mashhad, the second-largest city in the country.

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  • On a more serious note, Ousama Alzantani, blogging in Al Mashhad Al Libi (the Libyan Scene) said there were two types of journalism in his country: the father's (Muammar Gaddafi's) mediocre press, run by people's revolutionary committees, and the son's (Saif Al Islam's) press, tailored to the son's despotic whims.

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  • And, intriguingly, a 2009 study at Mashhad University in Iran revealed an extract of saffron did have soporific qualities, on mice at least.

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