Definitions For Maidan

Alternative forms

{{alter, en, meidan}}

Etymology 1

From {{bor, en, hi, मैदान}}/{{bor, en, ur, میدان, tr=maidān}}, and its source, {{der, en, fa, میدان, tr=meydân, , town-square or central place of gathering}}, from {{der, en, ar, مَيْدَان}}, itself an {{etyl, ira, en}} borrowing (see the Arabic entry for more), ultimately from {{cog, ine-pro, *médʰyos}}. Compare {{cog, ae, 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬜𐬌𐬌𐬀, tr=maⁱδya}}, {{cog, sa, मध्य}}, {{cog, la, medius}}.


(UK) /maɪˈdɑːn/, /ˈmaɪdɑːn/ (US) /maɪˈdɑn/ {{rfap, en}}


MAIDAN (plural MAIDANs) (chiefly, South Asia) A marketplace or other open space in or by a city or town; an esplanade. from 16th c.

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Hindi: मैदान Spanish: meidán, m Urdu: میدان (maidān)


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Etymology 2

From , Майда́н Незале́жності, Independence Square in kiev, from {{etyl, uk, en}} майда́н, , square, from {{etyl, ota, en}} میدان, tr=meydân, from the same Persian source as #etymology 1, above. {{rfc, en, This section uses the "head" parameter to force capitalization as "Maidan", but if it's always capitalized like that, it should be moved to "Maidan".}}

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MAIDAN (plural Maidans or maidans, head=Maidan) Independence Square, the main city square in Kiev, Ukraine. from 1993 The {{w, Orange Revolution}} protests that took place in Kiev’s Maidan in 2004–05; the {{w, Euromaidan}} protests of 2013–14; the protest movement associated with the {{w, 2014 Ukrainian Revolution}}.

Related terms

anti-maidan, antiMaidan AutoMaidan Euromaidan, EuroMaidan


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Aminda, Dai Nam, Damian, aidman

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Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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