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 (ō-rän′, ô-räN′)
A city of northwest Algeria on the Gulf of Oran, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea west-southwest of Algiers. Built on a site occupied since prehistoric times, Oran was captured by the Spanish in 1509 and by the Turks in 1708. It was occupied by the French from 1831 until 1962 except for a brief period during World War II when it was under Allied control.


(əˈræn; əˈrɑːn; French ɔrɑ̃)
(Placename) a port in NW Algeria: the second largest city in the country; scene of the destruction by the British of most of the French fleet in the harbour in 1940 to prevent its capture by the Germans. Pop: 744 000 (2005 est)


(ɔˈræn, oʊˈræn, ɔˈrɑn)

a seaport in NW Algeria. 916,578.
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Noun1.Oran - a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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But Casper pointed out that those flags are either historical in nature, orare the flags of other countries.
Mr Muchui was elected the chairman University of Nairobi students association alongside Ombewa Peter as the secretary-general and Njiru Laureen Kanana as treasurer.Others were Rebecca Orare as the vice-chairman, Kalapa Mukupo as the international student's representative, Stephen Sergon representing students with special needs while Dennis Museti takes care of sports and social welfare.
'The fear here is that companies are right on the edge of a problem orare anticipating something and are stretching their creditors again," Kuehl said.
Has Rauschenberg recast leisure activities and aesthetic connoisseurship as fraudulent endeavors, orare the images just that--shapes meant only to conjure an unsettlingly familiar realm of punishment?
Compare the Latin "ubi volo quiescere, dormire, videre, bibere, comedere, legere, orare, et omnia mea negotia pertractare.
The word oracle comes from the Latin verb orare "to speak" and properly refers to the priest or priestess uttering the prediction.
Laborare est orare! We must, however, be vigilant not to labor because it will bear fruit,but rather because it is best and moral and of benefit to others,ourselves and family.
All Catholics know that school-day exhortation: Laborare est Orare (to work is to pray).