Assuan or As·souan [as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn] Examples noun
Aswan or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan [as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn] noun
- Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
- a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.
Examples from the Web for assuan Historical Examples of assuan
“It could easily have been hired at Assuan,” Biddy exclaimed.
C. N. Williamson
It was characteristic that no fare was charged above Assuan.
The 15th was placed at Assuan and Korosko on the line of communications.
Winston S. Churchill
Perhaps there is no better place for him in the winter than Assuan.
Modern steamers now plied on the Nile between Cairo and Assuan.
British Dictionary definitions for assuan Assuan Assouan noun
- variant spellings of Aswan
Aswan Assuan or Assouan noun
- an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Syene