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Definitions for Astrakhan
ˈæs trə kən, -ˌkænas·trakhan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astrakhannoun

    the fur of young lambs

  2. Astrakhannoun

    a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River


  1. astrakhannoun

    Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.

  2. astrakhannoun

    Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.

  3. Astrakhannoun

    A city in Russia, located on the Volga River.

  4. Astrakhannoun

    astrakhan fleece

  5. Etymology: Named from the Central-Asian city and oblast Astrakhan.


  1. Astrakhan

    Astrakhan (Russian: Астрахань, IPA: [ˈastrəxənʲ]) is the largest city and administrative centre of Astrakhan Oblast in Southern Russia. The city lies on two banks of the Volga, in the upper part of the Volga Delta, on eleven islands of the Caspian Depression, 60 miles (100 km) from the Caspian Sea, with a population of 475,629 residents at the 2021 Census. At an elevation of 28 meters (92 ft) below sea level, it is the lowest city in Russia. Astrakhan was formerly the capital of the Khanate of Astrakhan (a remnant of the Golden Horde), and was located on the higher right bank of the Volga, 7 miles (11 km) from the present-day city. Situated on caravan and water routes, it developed from a village into a large trading centre, before being conquered by Timur in 1395 and captured by Ivan the Terrible in 1556. In 1558 it was moved to its present site. The oldest economic and cultural center of the Lower Volga, it is often called the southernmost outpost of Russia, and the Caspian capital. The city is a member of the Eurasian Regional Office of the World Organization "United Cities and Local Governments". The great ethnic diversity of its population gives a varied character to Astrakhan. The city is the center of the Astrakhan metropolitan area.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astrakhanadjective

    of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin

  2. Astrakhannoun

    the skin of stillborn or young lambs of that region, the curled wool of which resembles fur


  1. Astrakhan

    Astrakhan is a major city in southern European Russia and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. The city lies on the left bank of the Volga River, close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea at an altitude of 28 meters below sea level. Population: 520,339; 504,501; 509,210.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Astrakhan

    as′tra-kan, n. name given to lamb-skins with a curled wool obtained from Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea: a rough fabric made in imitation of it.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. astrakhan

    (Southeast Russia). Capital of a province of the same name; it was captured by the Russians in 1554; besieged by the Turks in 1569, who were defeated with great slaughter; seized by the rebel Stenko Razin in 1670, who was soon dispossessed of it by his uncle Jacolof. The province was visited and settled by Peter the Great in 1722.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Astrakhan

    Fur brought from Astrakhan, which name signifies the country or district ruled by a khan of the Tartar or Mogul Empire.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Astrakhan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Astrakhan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Astrakhan in a Sentence

  1. Olga Yaskina:

    In Astrakhan, people live badly, we sit there every morning and have done for years, but they still want us gone, probably to get a more profitable trader. They sell off everything to the highest bidder now. Times have changed.

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