Definition of Indus
1. Noun. A faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Tucana.
2. Noun. An Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. "The valley of the Indus was the site of an early civilization"
Group relationships: Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan
Generic synonyms: River
Definition of Indus
1. Proper noun. A large river of south-central Asia, rising in Tibet and flowing through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea ¹
2. Proper noun. (constellation) A constellation of the southern sky between Grus and Pavo. It commemorates American Indians. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Indus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"Almost every portion of the great alluvial tract of Sind has at some time or other formed a channel for the river indus itself, or one of its many branches. ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1859)
"The indus and its Provinces : their Political Importance considered in connexion ... The indus is certainly the key to Central Asia west of the Himalaya ..."
3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"oo'aii — The fleet was now left to be conducted by the admiral Nearchus, from the mouth of the indus round by the Persian Gulf Bc-325- to that ot the 1 ..."
4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"305 Seleucus attempts to re-establish Greek supremacy in the Punjab and indus valley. He encounters army of Chandra Gupta, is forced to make an unfavourable ..."
5. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"vessels as employed in the navigation of the indus under the Mogul dynasty. (Abul Fazil, quoted by Vincent, Voyage of Nearchus, p. 88. ..."
6. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"vessels as employed in the navigation of the indus under the Mogul ... It was in fact much more easy to construct a fleet on the Hydaspes than on the indus. ..."
7. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1867)
"On the Physical Geography of the Lower indus. ... The indus, like other tropical rivers, is subject to annual inundation, the extent of which has been ..."