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 (ăf′găn′, -gən)
Of or relating to Afghanistan or its people or culture.
a. A native or inhabitant of Afghanistan; an Afghani.
b. A person of Afghan ancestry.
2. afghan
a. A knitted or crocheted coverlet or blanket, especially one with colorful geometric designs.
b. A rug having a colorful geometric design.
3. An Afghan hound.

[Persian afghān, a Pashtun.]
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(ˈæfɡæn; -ɡən)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges
[from Afghanistan]


(ˈæfɡæn; -ɡən) or


1. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
2. (Languages) another name for Pashto
3. history an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia
denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language
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(ˈæf gæn, -gən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan.
b. Pashto.
3. (l.c.) a soft knitted or crocheted blanket, often in a geometric pattern.
5. of or pertaining to Afghanistan, its people, or their languages.
6. of or pertaining to the Pashtuns or Pashto.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afghan - a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squaresafghan - a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
blanket, cover - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
2.Afghan - a native or inhabitant of AfghanistanAfghan - a native or inhabitant of 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"
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Kafir - a member of the Kafir people in northeastern Afghanistan
Pashtoon, Pashtun, Pathan, Pushtun - a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan; "Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"
3.Afghan - an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
Jirga - a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders; "most criminal cases are handled by a tribal Jirga rather than by laws or police"
4.Afghan - a coat made of sheepskinafghan - a coat made of sheepskin    
coat - an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
5.Afghan - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coatAfghan - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
Adj.1.Afghan - of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its peopleAfghan - of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people
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아프가니스탄 사람아프가니스탄의
afganafganălimba afgană
người Afghanistanthuộc nước/người/tiếng Afghanistan


A. ADJafgano
B. N
1. (= person) → afgano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → afgano m
3. (= dog) → perro/a m/f afgano/a
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


nAfghan(e) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


Afghane m, → Afghanin f
(= language)Afghanisch nt
(also Afghan hound)Afghane m, → Afghanischer Windhund
afghan (= coat)Afghan m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


1. n (person) → afgano/a; (language) → afgano; (dog) (also Afghan hound) → levriero afgano
2. adjafgano/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


أَفْغَانِي Afghánec, afghánský afghaner, afghansk Afghane, afghanisch αφγανικός, Αφγανός afgano afgaani afghan Afganistanac, afganistanski afgano アフガニスタンの, アフガニスタン人 아프가니스탄 사람, 아프가니스탄의 Afghaan, Afghaans afghaner, afghansk Afgańczyk, afgański afegã, afegão афганец, афганский afghan, afghansk เกี่ยวกับอัฟกานิสถาน, ชาวอัฟกานิสถาน Afgan người Afghanistan, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Afghanistan 阿富汗人, 阿富汗的
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They should have sung it in the face of England, not of the Afghans, whom it impressed as much as did the wild Irish yell.
The hill-folk up there murdered the rebels who had me, and I became their slave for a time until I escaped; but instead of going south I had to go north, until I found myself among the Afghans. There I wandered about for many a year, and at last came back to the Punjaub, where I lived mostly among the natives and picked up a living by the conjuring tricks that I had learned.
Out in the garden stood a stately snow maiden, crowned with holly, bearing a basket of fruit and flowers in one hand, a great roll of music in the other, a perfect rainbow of an Afghan round her chilly shoulders, and a Christmas carol issuing from her lips on a pink paper streamer.
Never was seen so destitute and demoralised an Afghan. He was turbanless, shoeless, caked with dirt, and all but dead with rough handling.
A great achievement, that aroused Billy's applause, was an Afghan for the bed.
Kim had had many dealings with Mahbub in his little life, especially between his tenth and his thirteenth year - and the big burly Afghan, his beard dyed scarlet with lime (for he was elderly and did not wish his grey hairs to show), knew the boy's value as a gossip.
He took many steps for her, and even allowed her to teach him to knit, after assuring himself that many a brave Scotchman knew how to "click the pricks." She was obliged to take a solemn vow of secrecy, however, before he would consent; for, though he did not mind being called "Giglamps," "Granny" was more than his boyish soul could bear, and at the approach of any of the Clan his knitting vanished as if by magic, which frequent "chucking" out of sight did not improve the stripe he was doing for Rose's new afghan.
"My constitution has not got over the Afghan campaign yet.
The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out.
He remembered pushing, with a big leather pad on his forehead, at a gun stuck in deep mud, and that was before the Afghan War of 1842, and he had not then come to his full strength.
Old Putnam and I were friends in the same mess; but, owing to some accidents on the Afghan border, I got my command much sooner than most men; only we were both invalided home for a bit.
I had remained indoors all day, for the weather had taken a sudden turn to rain, with high autumnal winds, and the Jezail bullet which I had brought back in one of my limbs as a relic of my Afghan campaign throbbed with dull persistence.