Definition of Kasbah

1. Noun. An older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located.

Exact synonyms: Casbah
Generic synonyms: Quarter



Definition of Kasbah

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of casbah) ¹

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Definition of Kasbah

1. casbah [n -S] - See also: casbah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kasbah

karyotins
karyotype
karyotyped
karyotypes
karyotypic
karyotypic abnormality
karyotypically
karyotyping
karyozoic
karzies
karzy
kas
kasabach-merritt syndrome
kasack
kasai
kasbah (current term)
kasbahs
kascade
kasha
kashas
kasher
kashered
kashering
kashers
kashida
kashidas
kashinite
kashkaval
kashmirs
kashrus

Literary usage of Kasbah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"They used to tell me about the kasbah; but I had seen Damascus and Fez, — the wild, fanatical Damascus of 1894, and the dim, inviolate Fez of 1905, ..."

2. Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas by Joseph Dalton Hooker, John Ball, George Maw (1878)
"About three o'clock we approached a large village, with a massive square kasbah, and soon after, following a dry watercourse, ..."

3. A Ride in Morocco Among Believers and Traders by Agnes Fraser (1902)
"CHAPTER VI SPANIARDS AND MOORS—RIFFS—WINTER'S RAIN—A NIGHT AT THE kasbah FONDAK THE kasbah at Tetuan ... But from the kasbah hill I could overlook the city. ..."

4. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1893)
"... although in some places the sand is allowed to encroach on the cultivated districts. Till recently, the casks of oil Fig. 49.—kasbah 07 ..."

5. All the World Over by Edwin Hodder (1875)
"Taking the Rue Bab-el-Oued, and turning up the Rue de la kasbah, with its 467 steps, we come to the ruins of the kasbah, or citadel, part of which is now ..."

6. Algeria and Tunis in 1845 by John Clark Kennedy (1846)
"Bona—Destroyed in 1832—Defence of the kasbah by You- souf and Captain ... and streets—kasbah —The Foreign Legion—Fort Cigogne—Maltese—Party at General ..."

7. Travels in the Atlas and Southern Morocco: A Narrative of Exploration by Joseph Thomson (1889)
"... and continue our way through the precincts of the kasbah, till, passing through a massive gateway, we find ourselves outside the town. ..."

8. In Moorish Captivity: An Account of the 'Tourmaline' Expedition to Sus, 1897-98 by Henry M. Grey (1899)
"LIFE IN THE kasbah. Letter received from Consul Johnston—A parcel of good things —Moorish superstition—We manufacture djinns—The end of Ramadan—A gorging ..."

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