from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A city of southwest Iran on Abadan Island in the delta of the Shatt al Arab at the head of the Persian Gulf.
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- proper noun A
portcity in southwestern Iran.
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- noun a port city in southwestern Iran
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Wasn't the United States pressure behind the lack of determination in Abadan?
Above Abadan, which is just a cluster of circular tanks, slender chimneys and square houses on the arid plain, with a mass of barges lining the numerous wharfs, we passed Mohammerah.
At the other end of the block, at 11th Avenue, Mr. Abadan designed a 12-story building.
Architect Mustafa Abadan, a onetime student at the 745-acre Cornell University, knows what a college campus is supposed to feel like.
A reader, speculating that the government set the bomb, writes, The mullahs did something similar in August 1978 in Iran - they set a cinema in Abadan ablaze and blamed the Shah.
At seemingly every opportunity, Mr. Abadan has dedicated precious space toward that end.
Alongside the regular steps to the building's 59th Street entrance, Mr. Abadan has created what he calls "notional" steps, too far apart to be comfortably ascended, but well-suited for seating.
"When they do have the opportunity to be together, to hang together, it does give them that extra richness, that chance to learn from each other," says Mr. Abadan, a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
He had taught English in our hometown of Abadan, Iran.
It then built the world's biggest refinery at the port of Abadan on the Persian Gulf.