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 (mə-shăd′, mäsh-häd′) also Me·shed (mĕ-shĕd′)
A city of northeast Iran near the Turkmenistan and Afghanistan borders. It was long an important trade center on caravan routes from Tehran to India.


(mæʃˈhæd) or


(Placename) a city in NE Iran: an important holy city of Shi'ite Muslims; carpet manufacturing. Pop: 2 147 000 (2005 est)



also Meshed

a city in NE Iran: Muslim shrine. 1,964,489.
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Noun1.Mashhad - the holy city of Shiite MuslimsMashhad - the holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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Forthcoming destinations include Najaf, Basrah, Muscat, Kuwait, Tehran Mehrabad, and Mashad.
Sabzi Mandi police arrested two accused Mashad and Zameer Ahmed and recovered snatched mobile phone and one 30 bore illicit pistol along with ammunition from their possession.
To a query on people-to-people contact and its role in trade, he said religious tourism is from Pakistan as people travel to Iran to visit holy shrines in Mashad and Qom.
She has worked for five years as an industrial engineering consultant at Mashad Group.
The governor of Charchino district, Mohammad Ismael Haqyar was on way to office today morning when a roadside bomb organized by militants struck his vehicle in Shah Mashad area leaving him along with his bodyguard dead," spokesman for Uruzgan provincial government, Dost Mohammad Nayab told Xinhua.
At a community event organised on Wednesday by Ashghal in association with Al Wakra Municipality, different infrastructural projects including highways, local roads, public and residential buildings, drainage, health and educational being carried out at Al Wakra, Wukair and Al Mashad were showcased.
As per Prime Minister's advice Board also reviewed airline's preparation of launch of flights to Mashad (Iran) and gave its consent.
Using Machine Vision to Grade Pistachios in terms of their Quality", 3rd Conference on Science and Technology, Ferdowsi University, Mashad.
2-Salah Mohammad Al Mashad, 58, 4 years and 6 months for Charges 2, 3 and 4
According to a copy of the verdict which has been obtained by Khaleej Times, Medhat Rajab Abdellah Ammar was sentenced to five years in jail, while Saleh Faraj Daifallah Al Malhatani, Salah Mohammed Rizq Al Mashad, Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Ibrahim Ahmed, Murad Mohammed Hamid Othman Badawi, Othman Abdel Rahman Suliman Matkees, Al Sayyid Awd Hifni Moussa, Hamada Abdel Aziz Abdel Maqsood and Saleh Mohammed Saleh Al Dhufairti were each sentenced to four years in prison.
There were minor pogroms and forced conversions imposed on the population in Mashad, Ishafan, and Tabriz, between the 19th and the 20th century", said Meir Litvak, professor of Middle Eastern studies at Tel Aviv University.
Mr Mosley, who lives at Denby Dale, last month joined fitters David Hirst and Kevin Hirst in travelling out to Mashad, Iran, to install and commission a new carpet finishing line for carpet manufacturer Zomerod.