a city in and the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris.
For they at Moussel are not so well convinced that the devil is the cause of troublesome dreams, as we are at Bagdad.
The Arabian Nights, Volume III (of 4) Anonymous
The first clock that ever measured time was made for the Caliph of Bagdad.
Scientific American magazine Vol 2. No. 3 Oct 10 1846 Various
One day, many years ago (he was yet a youth), Jaffar was walking in the environs of Bagdad.
Dream Tales and Prose Poems Ivan Turgenev
The firing has since ceased, and one of the tribes has been driven out of Bagdad.
Journal of a Residence at Bagdad Anthony Groves
She came over and sat beside me on the bed, which, under a Bagdad curtain, did duty as a couch.
A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
This much, however, is known, that in the eighth century they were taken to Bagdad.
The Hindu-Arabic Numerals David Eugene Smith
The tobacco smoked is generally strong and is either brought from the neighbourhood of Bagdad or grown in the country itself.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various
As we have said, the two most famous of these were at Bagdad and at Cordova.
Old-Time Makers of Medicine James J. Walsh
Togrul Beg drives the Buyides from Bagdad and establishes his authority there.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 Various
Walk the bazaar of Bagdad, and you will find my name more potent than the Caliph’s.
Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
a variant spelling of Baghdad
the capital of Iraq, on the River Tigris: capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (762–1258). Pop: 5 910 000 (2005 est)
a pre-Islamic name apparently of Indo-European origin and probably meaning “gift of god,” with the first element related to Russian bog “god” and the second to English donor. Marco Polo (13c.) wrote it Baudac.
Capital of Iraq, located in central Iraq on both banks of the Tigris River.
Note: Baghdad has long been one of the great cities of the Muslim world.
Note: It was bombed heavily during the Persian Gulf War.
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a person employed by a railway, airline, or steamship company to load or unload baggage.
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an Arabian sailing vessel, having lugsails on two or three masts, a straight, raking stem, and a transom stern.