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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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This study on university students in Mashhad, Iran showed a 15% prevalence of premarital sex in any time of their life; 33% in males and 8% in females, and current prevalence of sexual relationships during last 3 months was 5% among single students.
Corresponding Author: Mohammad Ehsan Momeni Heravi, Department of Mathematics, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.
The team will fly to Mashhad, Iran from Lahore Airport on April 21", a spokesman of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told on Wednesday.
2) Pharmacological Research Centre of Medicinal Plants, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
March 29 2012 (TUR) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan departed from Mashhad, Iran on Thursday and is on his way to Ankara.
Mashhad, Iran, (SANA) -- Assistant Secretary General of the Baath Arab Socialist Party Abdullah al-Ahmar said "the resistance has proved steadfastness and made historic achievements on all levels, adding that resistance is able to defend and restore the rights.
Reprint requests: Dr Mohammad Derakhshan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Virology, Microbiology & Virology Research Centre Avicenna Research Institute & Department of Clinical Bacteriology & Virology, Ghaem University Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran e-mail: derakhshanm@mums.
The new "rape law" drafted in Mashhad, Iran, passed by the Afghan Parliament and signed by Hamid Karzai is not a minor incident but part of a religious strategy which can legalize any inhuman acts, such as stoning and flogging the women; no doubt, if allowed, the next step would be a different version of what Afghanistan experienced in 1990s and what is going on in Pakistan.
a) Urology Department, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2) Department of Electrical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Shi'ite Muslims revere the relatives of Prophet Mohammed, including his children and grandchildren, and a shrine for one of them - Imam Redha - is located in Mashhad, Iran.
Ramin Zojaji of Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran, and colleagues administered the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to 66 nose-job candidates, none of whom served "Jesus Juice" and owned a chimp named Bubbles.