What does GAO mean?

Definitions for GAOˈgɑ oʊ, gaʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Government Accounting Office, GAO, United States Government Accounting Office(noun)

    an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States


  1. Gao

    Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. The city is located on the River Niger, 320 km east-southeast of Timbuktu on the left bank at the junction with the Tilemsi valley. For much of its history Gao was an important commercial centre involved in the trans-Saharan trade. In the 9th century external Arabic writers described Gao as an important regional power and by the end of the 10th century the local ruler was said to be a Muslim. Towards the end of the 13th century Gao became part of the Mali Empire, but in first half of the 15th century the town regained its independence and with the conquests of Sonni Ali it became the capital of the Songhai Empire. The Empire collapsed after the Moroccan invasion in 1591 and the invaders chose to make Timbuktu their capital. By the time of Heinrich Barth's visit in 1854, Gao had declined to become an impoverished village with 300 huts constructed from matting. In 2009, the urban commune had a population of 86,633. On 31 March 2012, Gao was captured from Malian government forces by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and Ansar Dine rebels. After the additional captures of Kidal and Timbuktu, on 6 April, the MNLA declared the region independent of Mali as the nation of Azawad and named Gao its capital. The MNLA lost control to Islamist militias after the Battle of Gao on 26 and 27 June 2012. On January 26, 2013, the city was recaptured by French military forces as part of Opération Serval.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gao

    Karveh or Karvah, a Persian blacksmith, whose sons had been slain to feed the serpents of the reigning tyrant, raised his leather apron on a spear, and with that for a standard excited a revolt; the revolt proved successful, and the apron became the standard of the new dynasty, which it continued to be till supplanted by the crescent.

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  1. GAO

    What does GAO stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GAO acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for GAO »

  1. ago

  2. goa, Goa

  3. Goa


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GAO in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GAO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. New York Fed:

    We will cooperate with the GAO as its work on this report proceeds.

  2. Jeff Bialos:

    You usually do it when you think you have a better case with a judge than with GAO.

  3. Colonel Gilles Jarron:

    Last night, we launched an operation in the Gao region in coordination with Malian forces.

  4. Janet Yellen:

    I certainly hope that (the GAO exemption) will continue and I will try to forcefully make the case to why it is important.

  5. The National Rifle Association:

    GAO’s findings showed nothing so much as that private sellers advertising online are knowledgeable about the law, conscientious, and self-policing.

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