• WordNet 3.6
    • n Kurd a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Kurd A member of a people who inhabit a mountainous region of Western Asia, sometimes referred to as Kurdistan, spread over an area including adjoining parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Syria. The people of this region speak Kurdish and are mostly Moslem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Kurd A member of a pastoral and predatory Aryan race, which gives its name to Kurdistan, a region of Asia lying partly in Turkey and partly in Persia. The Kurds speak an Iranic language, and are mostly Sunni Mohammedans. Rarely spelled Curd.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kurd kōōrd an inhabitant of Kurdistan, a region on the east of the upper course of the Tigris.
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In literature:

In her house in the Rue de Poitiers the Duchess still acts as though representing Paris among the Kurds.
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
The porters of the town are all Kurds, the river-men Chaldaean Christians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The population numbers some 10,000, principally Kurds, but including 1500 Armenians and 1000 Jews.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Daoud heard a faint undertone of contempt in the Kurd's voice.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
They had also distributed 40,000 rifles among Kurds in the Mush Valley for use against Armenians.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
And at that time they had to face an attack of the Kurds, too, by which several were done for.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
Kurds, nomadic tribes, 65, 71.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
At a town called Ravandus, Madame Pfeiffer had numerous opportunities of observing the manners and customs of the Kurds.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
There are no women who have a harder, and apparently a happier, life than do the women of the Kurds.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
The Kurds constitute only a small but most important part of the population.
"The Oriental Rug" by William D. Ellwanger
The boys driving our carts were Kurds, wild, quick-tempered, and reckless.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
The population, which varies from 2000 to 6000, is chiefly composed of Kurds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The remainder are Kurds (4.7%), Russians and a few Germans, Jews, Kurins, Udins and Tates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Kurd, Nimrud-Dagh, lake Van, Kurdistan, Asia Minor (Nordic).
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
Kurds we used to see, and Turks, and men of tribes we could not place.
"A Prisoner in Turkey" by John Still
It is fortified against the attacks of the marauding Kurds, living in the country.
"Árminius Vambéry, his life and adventures" by Árminius Vambéry
Though ignorant and unsophisticated the Kurd is not wanting in natural intelligence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Many of its inhabitants are nomadic Kurds and Lurs who pay little taxes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
I saw one Kurd strike a British soldier who was limping along.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
Aarif Bey was a young man of great ability, a Kurd by birth but with Arab blood, well educated and of high distinction.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

In news:

Turkey and its rebel Kurds.
Baghdad, Kurds agree to ease tensions.
Baghdad , Kurds agree to ease tensions.
Baghdad , Kurds said to reach security agreement.
Baghdad , Kurds trade accusations of troop buildup.
Tension between the Kurds and Baghdad flared up over the past two months following a decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form a new military command to oversee security forces bordering the Kurdish region.
The move has angered the Kurds.
Baghdad, Kurds trade accusations of troop buildup .
Instead, the Kurds are split up, with their population living mainly in Iran, Iraq and Turkey.
Young Kurds see little reason to pin hopes on a Turkish government plan to improve their lives.
Led by Kurdish politicians, Turkish Kurds marched Nov 11 in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
In this Oct 25, 2012, photo, Agri, a Kurd from Syria who gave only his first name, said he fled his country due to fighting a few months ago and describes in Athens how he was attacked as he walked home one recent night.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Bashes Israel as Turkey Slaughters Kurds.
Jailed Kurds in Turkey End Hunger Strike After 68 Days.
Kurd militants end hunger strike in Turkey, deal seen.