Definitions for bagdadˈbæg dæd, bəgˈdæd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Bag•dadˈbæg dæd, bəgˈdæd(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Baghdad .
Baghdad, Bagdad, capital of Iraq(noun)
capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
"Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
on the Tigris, 500 m. from its mouth, and connected with the Euphrates by canal; is the capital of a province, and one of the most flourishing cities of Asiatic Turkey; dates, wool, grain, and horses are exported; red and yellow leather, cotton, and silk are manufactured; and the transit trade, though less than formerly, is still considerable. It is a station on the Anglo-Indian telegraph route, and is served by a British-owned fleet of river steamers plying to Basra. Formerly a centre of Arabic culture, it has belonged to Turkey since 1638. An imposing city to look at, it suffers from visitations of cholera and famine.