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pɛˈʃɑ wərPe·shawar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peshawarnoun

    city in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber Pass


  1. Peshawarnoun

    The capital of North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, situated near Federally Administered Tribal Areas.


  1. Peshawar

    Peshawar, also known as Pekhawar, is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the administrative centre and central economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated in a large valley near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, close to the Pak-Afghan border. Known as "City on the Frontier", Peshawar's strategic location on the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia has made it one of the most culturally vibrant and lively cities in the greater region. Peshawar is irrigated by various canals of the Kabul River and by its right tributary, the Bara River. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities. In the last three decades, there has been a significant increase in urban population, in part due to internal migration of people in search of better employment opportunities, education, and services, and in part because of the influx of Afghans and other people displaced by military operations and civil unrest in neighboring regions. Peshawar is the major educational, political and business center of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Peshawar

    or Peshawur (84), a town on the Indian frontier, and centre of trade with Afghanistan, is 10 m. from the entrance of the Khyber Pass, on the Kabul River, and though ill-fortified is a bulwark of the empire, being provided with a large garrison of infantry and artillery.

Editors Contribution

  1. peshawar

    Peshawar s old name was purushapura. I think this word relative to oura language sinhala srilanka.

    Submitted by 96pramodya on August 13, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peshawar in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peshawar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Peshawar in a Sentence

  1. Shafiq Hussain:

    Some of the injured are in critical condition and we are planning to send them to Peshawar and Kohat for better treatment.

  2. Javed Iqbal Wazir:

    We recovered the former Afghan governor Fazlullah Wahidi from his kidnappers and arrested three kidnappers, the former governor was in good health and has been shifted to the Afghan consulate in Peshawar.

  3. Ghulam Rasool Shah:

    We strongly condemn the attacks on schoolchildren in Peshawar and believe that there is no religious, ethical or any other social reason for this cruel act, we stand with the Pakistan army and political leadership in this critical situation.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Just this morning, I woke to the news that we had lost two local employees in Peshawar who worked with our consulate there who were going out on a effort to eradicate narcotics fields, an IED exploded and several were lost; a few of the soldiers who were there to guard them also.

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relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
  • A. dangerous
  • B. victimised
  • C. urban
  • D. alternate

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