Definitions for herathɛˈrɑt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a city in NW Afghanistan. 140,323.
Category: Geography (places)
a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the chief town of the province of Herat, in W. Afghanistan, on the Hari-Rud, 300 m. W. of Cabul; its central position has given it a great commercial and military importance; it has manufactures of leather and wool, and as a place of great strategical value, since the advance of Russia in Asia is strongly fortified by a British citadel and garrison.