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 (kä′bo͝ol, kə-bo͞ol′)
The capital and largest city of Afghanistan, in the eastern part of the country near the border with Pakistan on the Kabul River, about 700 km (435 mi) long. Strategically located and more than 3,000 years old, the city became the capital of Afghanistan in the 1700s.


(kəˈbʊl; ˈkɑːbəl) or


1. (Placename) the capital of Afghanistan, in the northeast of the country at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft) on the Kabul River: over 3000 years old, with a strategic position commanding passes through the Hindu Kush and main routes to the Khyber Pass; destroyed and rebuilt many times; capital of the Mogul Empire from 1504 until 1738 and of Afghanistan from 1773; university (1932). Pop: 3 288 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing east into the Indus at Attock, Pakistan. Length: 700 km (435 miles)


(ˈkɑ bʊl, -bəl, kəˈbul)

1. the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part. 913,164.
2. a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 mi. (580 km) long.
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Noun1.Kabul - the capital and largest city of AfghanistanKabul - the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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The protest which led by Sindh Abadgar Association leaders including Pir Fayaz Shah Rashdi, Syed Abid Ali Shah Rashdi, Tarique Mahmood Arain, members of district council Badin, Lutf Ali Malkani, President Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, Kabool Mohammad Khatian, Zaffar Gujar and others.
The protest was lead by Sindh Abadgar Association President Pir Fayaz Shah Rashidi, Syed Abid Ali Shah Rashidi, Tarique Mehmood Arain, members of district council Badin, Lutuf Ali Malkani, Sindh Chamber of Agriculture President Kabool Muhammad Khatian, Zaffar Gujjar and others was concluded at outside of Badin Press Club followed by the sit-in.
This was observed in statement jointly signed by Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA) president Kabool Khatian and general secretary Zahid Bhurgari after a meeting of the organisation held here on Wednesday.
President, Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, Kabool Mohammed Khatian said that there are thankful to the government for accepting the price which they had demanded.
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Dance Of Leaves delivered two major winners in Charnwood Forest and Medaaly, while Sheroog produced Kabool, a dual Group 2 winner who also finished third in the Champion Stakes.
Rio de la Plata's trainer Saeed Bin Surour, who was looking for his fifth win in the race after Fly to the Stars (1998), Kabool (2000), China Visit (2001), Echo of Light (2006), remarked: "I'm obviously disappointed to be second again, but I'm happy he has run another good race and he's doing well for a six-year-old.
In fact, several dialogue bloopers he committed during the rehearsals were retained by Hirani in the film for the right effect a" notably, " Tofu kabool karo " ( he meant " Tohfa kabool karo ") and " Kya hui " ( instead of " kya hua ").
Anil Kumar Rao, senior superintendent of police, told TV news channel CNN-IBN that the arrests were made after the lovers confessed in Kabool Pur, a village nearly 60 miles north west of the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Main sab kabool karna chahta hoon (I want to plead guilty to all charges)," Kasab told the judge.
Thought ya mighta upped for Kabool or somethin, keep it in the family sorta