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

  • A city of northwest Algeria on the Gulf of Oran, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea west-southwest of Algiers. Built on a site occupied since prehistoric times, Oran was captured by the Spanish in 1509 and by the Turks in 1708. It was occupied by the French in 1831 and held by Vichy France during World War II. Allied troops liberated the city in November 1942. Population: 646,000.

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  • proper n. Port of Algeria.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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

  • n. a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city


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Anglicized from Irish saints' name Odhrán, diminutive of odhar "dun, sallow". (Wiktionary)



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