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 (rə-stôf′) also Ros·tov-on-Don (-ŏn-dŏn′, -dôn′, -ôn-)
A city of southwest Russia on the Don River near its outlet on an arm of the Sea of Azov. The city grew around a fortress built in 1761 and was chartered in 1797.


(ˈrɒstɒv) or


(Placename) a port in S Russia, on the River Don 48 km (30 miles) from the Sea of Azov: industrial centre. Pop: 1 081 000 (2005 est)


(rəˈstɔf, -ˈstɒf)

a seaport in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Don River, near the Sea of Azov. 1,020,000. Also called Rostov′-on-Don′.
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Noun1.Rostov - a seaport on the Don River near the Sea of Azov in the European part of Russia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state