khan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n khan an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
    • n khan a title given to rulers or other important people in Asian countries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called "Chakalates."
    • n Khan A king; a prince; a chief; a governor; -- so called among the Tartars, Turks, and Persians, and in countries now or formerly governed by them.
    • n Khan An Eastern inn or caravansary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet
    • n khan The title of sovereign princes in Tatar countries, whose dominions are known as khanates, and of nomadic chiefs and various state officers in Persia; also, one of the titles of the. sultan of Turkey. The title has degenerated in dignity. In Persia and Afghanistan it has now a vague value, about equivalent to esquire, and in India it has become a common affix to the namesof respectable Hindus, especially of those who claim a Pathan descent.
    • n khan One of a class of unfurnished inns in Turkish and some other Oriental lands, generally belonging to the government. Some are designed for the gratuitous use of trav elers and pilgrims; others, of a better kind, for the accommodation of traders and their trains and wares, the traders paying charges.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.
    • n Khan kan an Eastern inn, a caravansary.
    • n Khan kan in North Asia, a prince or chief: in Persia, a governor
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. khān, khānah, house, tent, inn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pers. khān, lord or prince, a Tartar word.

Usage

In literature:

Shut up under the stifling roof of a khan, you will sicken and die.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
It resembled that of Mangi, the richest province of the Grand Khan bordering the ocean.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Kutchum Khan's camp and all its treasures fell into the hands of the conquerors.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
He finds no satisfactory explanation for Tartini's famous "Devil's Sonata" or Coleridge' proverbial "Kubla Khan.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Genghis-Khan, the renowned Asiatic conqueror, had for his mother a warlike woman.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Kublai-Khan, using a Chinese device, got possession of all the gold and silver and issued paper.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Mohammed told you, the keeper of the khan by the Capuchin monastery.
"Picked up at Sea" by J.C. Hutcheson
Rao Khan is the ruler of Zaila, and Markar is his servant.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Gengis Khan and his successors had swept over Asia like a tropical storm, overturning in their progress the landmarks of ages.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Opposite Dera Ismail Khan the valley is seventeen miles across.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
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In poetry:

This is the story, strange and true,
That the great captain Alau
Told to his brother the Tartar Khan,
When he rode that day into Kambalu
By the road that leadeth to Ispahan.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Spanish Jew's Tale; Kambalu" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The chieftain wore his robe of green, an emblem of his rank.
And many bowed in honour of the man.
But heedless of their reverence he beat his camel’s flank,
And rode on to the house of Abu Khan.
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes
The right man came at last in the month of Ramadhan,
An Englishman who learned to love her soon.
His suit was proudly sanctioned by the merchant Abu Khan,
And the wedding was to be at the full moon.
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes
The chieftain Ben Kamir, tho’ rejected, stayed to plead,
But Abu Khan replied, ‘Thy suit is vain.
I cast aside my kinsmen and I scorn the prophet’s creed;
So get thee to thy tents, across the plain.’
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes
Ayoub Khan's army amounted to twelve thousand in all,
And honestly speaking it wasn't very small,
And by such a great force the Berkshires were killed to the last man,
By a murderous rebel horde under the command of Ayoub Khan.
"The Last Berkshire Eleven" by William Topaz McGonagall
And I was the riding camel. I carried him — Junda Khan—
The dark-skinned Afghan devil made in the mould of a man!
I gave no service to others, yellow, or white, or brown,
But Junda Khan was my master; I knelt when he "Hooshed!" me down.
"The Riding Camel" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

Naeem Khan brought the bling to New York Fashion Week.
Naeem Khan shines with sparkly gowns, star guests.
Tribune's top speller Faaris Khan shares first-hand accounts of his journey to Washington, D.C.
Faaris Khan poses in front of a statue while exploring the National Harbor area of Washington, D.C.
Amir Khan's Sports Arena fight a watershed moment.
Amir Khan talks to the media during his news conference on Oct 9 to announce his upcoming fight with Carlos Molina.
Amir Khan's next fight: Carlos Molina at Los Angeles Sports Arena .
Follow @azmatzahra May 3, 2012, 2:05 pm ET by Azmat Khan.
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree.
James S Gordon, an American psychiatrist, led Gaza children in a coping technique recently in Khan Yunis.
Bill Khan The Flint Journal Sunday's Warrior Dash winners Hannah Brisson (left) and Chad Anastasoff.
Shahid Khan is in serious damage control mode after his recent statement about what he believes makes a fan of his team.
AMR also to acquire $1.5B of US Airways assets, 49 percent stake in DC Air By Staff Writers Tom Johnson and Kim Khan.
A Palestinian Hamas supporter burns an Israeli flag, while holdings a Quran, Muslim's holy book, during a protest in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.
Follow @azmatzahra February 29, 2012, 1:19 pm ET by Azmat Khan.
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In science:

Ali Khan et al. [185] have started to use chiral perturbation theory to study the finite size effects on the nucleon.
Meson and Baryon Spectroscopy on a Lattice
Ali Khan et al. [CP-PACS Collaboration], “B meson decay constant from two- flavor lattice QCD with non-relativistic heavy quarks,” Phys.
Heavy flavor physics from lattice QCD
Ali Khan et al. [CP-PACS Collaboration], “Decay constants of B and D mesons from improved ys.
Heavy flavor physics from lattice QCD
In one flare also the thermal flare loop seen with TRACE in 195 ˚A was observed to shrink along and to oscillate subsequently (Li and Gan 2006), in another a simultaneous loop shrinkage and expansion occurred (Khan et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Khan, The Rayleigh –Stokes problem for an edge in a visco elastic fluid with a fractional derivative model, Nonlinear Anal.
Comments on: "Energetic balance for the Rayleigh--Stokes problem of an Oldroyd-B fluid" [Nonlinear Anal. RWA 12 (2011) 1]
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