Definitions for omanoʊˈmɑn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•manoʊˈmɑn(n.)(pl.)

  1. Sultanate of.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Formerly, Muscat and Oman.

  2. Gulf of, a NW arm of the Arabian Sea, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

    Category: Geography (places)

O•ma•nioʊˈmɑ ni(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oman, Sultanate of Oman, Muscat and Oman(noun)

    a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil

Wiktionary

  1. Oman(ProperNoun)

    Country in the Middle East. Official name: Sultanate of Oman.

Freebase

  1. Oman

    Oman, officially called the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It has a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest and also shares a marine border with Iran. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam enclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries. From the 17th century, Oman had its own empire, and vied with Portugal and Britain for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence or control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to Iran, and modern day Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar. As its power declined in the 20th century, the sultanate came under heavy influence from the United Kingdom, though Oman was never formally part of the British Empire, or a British protectorate. Oman has long-standing military and political ties with the United Kingdom and the United States, although it maintains an independent foreign policy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oman

    a territory of Arabia, lying along the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, round the south-eastern nob of the peninsula; has some stretches of very fertile country where there happens to be water for irrigation, but the coast is very hot and not healthy. The region is subject to the Sultan of Muscat, who is in turn a pensioner of the Anglo-Indian Government.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Oman

    A sultanate on the southeast coast of the Arabian peninsula. Its capital is Masqat. Before the 16th century it was ruled by independent emirs but was captured and controlled by the Portuguese 1508-1648. In 1741 it was recovered by a descendent of Yemen's imam. After its decline in the 19th century, it became virtually a political and economic dependency within the British Government of India, retaining close ties with Great Britain by treaty from 1939 to 1970 when it achieved autonomy. The name was recorded by Pliny in the 1st century A.D. as Omana, said to be derived from the founder of the state, Oman ben Ibrahim al-Khalil. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p890; Oman Embassy, Washington; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

if(conjunction)

although

They are happy, if poor.

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