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

  • A sultanate of the southeast Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Oman, an arm of the Arabian Sea. Much of the area was controlled by the Portuguese from 1508 to 1650 and the Turks until 1741, when the present royal line was founded. Oman established close ties with Great Britain in the late 1700s. Muscat is the capital.

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  • proper noun Country in the Middle East. Official name: Sultanate of Oman.

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

  • noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil


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