Definitions for hamadanˈhæm əˌdæn; Pers. hæ mæˈdɑn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ham•a•danˈhæm əˌdæn; Pers. hæ mæˈdɑn(n.)
a city in W Iran. 406,070.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Ancient, Ecbatana.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an ancient Persian town, at the foot of Mount Elwend, 160 m. SW. of Teheran, is an important entrepôt of Persian trade, and has flourishing tanneries; it is believed to stand on the site of Ecbatana (q. v.).