Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Moslem arch., a lighthouse; a tower; a minaret.

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Examples

  • Eleven miles from the city are found splendid ruins which are crowned by the celebrated tower known as Kutab-minar, which is another of the most ancient and interesting monuments of India.

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • Moon at Lotus Temple, DELHI humayun tomb moonrise moon at Qutub summer triangle at qutub complex summer triangle at Qutub minar complex auriga the pleiades and the hyades

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  • From l98l-l984, he taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy; in l99l-l992 he was a senior fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs; and l997-l998 a member of the S.ate Department's fortieth S.nior S.minar.

    John W Limbert Named Us Ambassador To Mauritania

  • His Departmental tours of duty have included assignments to the Bureaus of Intelligence and Research and Personnel, as well as to the U.S. Army War College and the S.nior Executive S.minar.

    Johnson Named Us Ambassador To Kingdom Of Swaziland

  • Dr. Kruzel, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Ph.D. from Harvard, taught political science at Duke University and was director of the Duke-North Carolina International S.curity S.minar for four years.

    Todays Appointments

  • Naab, with mosque, minar, and a fine old house all tumbling into ruins.

    Southern Arabia

  • After a little while, the hawk pounced down, and was just about to give the minar a blow and a grip, when the snake suddenly lifted his head, raised his hood, and hissed.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • A minar was chased by a small hawk, and, in despair, came and perched itself on the top of a most lofty tomb at which I was at work.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • The ice-house, which we had passed on the way, stood prominent to the north by north-west and also the pillar, the _minar_ of Mil-i-Zaidan.

    Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland

  • Zaidan, and that this _minar_ rises above buried habitations, there can be little doubt, for all along the several miles of intervening sandy stretch the earth is covered with debris, ruins and fragments of tiles, bricks, &c., &c., showing the remains of a great city.

    Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland

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