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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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The Holy Shrine, located in the Northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, attracts millions of pilgrims each year from every corner of Iran and other parts of the world.
On Tuesday, Emirates launched flights to Mashhad in the north east of the country near the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
By boosting air transport links from Mashhad to the increasingly connected world economy, we are contributing to the growth of international trade, tourism and investment.
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Iran, when the carrier begins its five daily non-stop flights to Mashhad from the beginning of this month.
Summary: In addition to passenger operations, Emirates SkyCargo will offer up to 150 tonnes of cargo capacity per week between Dubai and Mashhad on the A330-200.
Three thieves tried in Mashhad have had their hands chopped off in the last two weeks, the first known court-ordered amputations in Iran in 2 1/2 years.
Thirty-six Saudis on a pilgrimage to the Shiite holy city of Mashhad were hospitalized Sunday morning, suffering from nausea and dizziness, Abdullah Bahrami, the director of the Imam Reza hospital, was quoted as saying by official news agency IRNA.
Riyadh, Sha'ban 22, 1436, Jun 9, 2015, SPA -- Ambassador Osama Naqli, Chairman of the Media Department at the Foreign Ministry, expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's deep regret after a poisoning incident of the Saudi people in the Iranian city of Mashhad which resulted in death of four Saudi children and injury of 28 Saudi citizens.
Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said foreign ministry spokesman Ambassador Osama Naqli expressed deep grieving over the poisoning incident in Mashhad city.
Four Saudi children, aged between three and 14 years old, have died due to what local reports are calling a mass poisoning at a hotel in Mashhad, Iran.
Bahrain's Embassy in Iran said two Gulf Air passengers at Mashhad airport insisted on opening the door of a Gulf Air plane after arriving late to the airport and missing the boarding time last Sunday.
Taraka Rama Rao was quested by the Mayor of Mashhad, Iran, Solat Mortazavi to take the initiative in bringing a separate flight from Hyderabad to Tehran and Mashhad city.