yurt
noun Etymology: Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home Date: 1876 a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design

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  • yurt — [yoort] n. [< Russ yurta, yurt < a Turkic language: orig. meaning dwelling, home] a circular tent of felt or skins on a framework of poles, used by nomads of Mongolia …   English World dictionary

  • yurt — [ jɜrt ] noun count a large round tent used especially by people in Asia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yurt — 1784, ultimately from Rus. yurta, from a Turkic language and originally meaning “home, dwelling.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • Yurt — A yurt is a portable, felt covered, wood lattice framed dwelling structure used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.Etymology and synonymsThe word yurt is originally from the Turkic word meaning dwelling place in the sense of homeland ; the… …   Wikipedia

  • yurt — is., du 1) Bir halkın üzerinde yaşadığı, kültürünü oluşturduğu toprak parçası, vatan Türk yurduna Türkiye denir. 2) Memleket Gerideki yurdunu on beş günden fazla boş bırakmak istemez. F. R. Atay 3) Bakıma ve barınmaya muhtaç bir grup insanın… …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • yurt — /yoort/, n. a tentlike dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a conical roof of poles, both covered by felt or skins. [1885 90; < Russ yurt < Turkic; cf.… …   Universalium

  • yurt — UK [jɜː(r)t] / US [jɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms yurt : singular yurt plural yurts a large round tent used especially by people in Central Asia …   English dictionary

  • yurt — [[t]yʊərt[/t]] n. archit. bui ant a tentlike dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a conical roof of poles, both covered by felt or skins • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • yurt — /jɜt/ (say yert) noun a Mongolian circular tent made of felt and laths. {Russian, from Turkic; compare Turkish yurt home, fatherland, dormitory} …   Australian English dictionary

  • yurt — delik I, 93 yurt; eski izerler, ören III, 7, 258 …   Divan-i Luqat-i it-Türk Dizini

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