Definition of Madras

1. Noun. A state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras.

Exact synonyms: Tamil Nadu
Generic synonyms: Province, State
Group relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India



2. Noun. A city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras.
Exact synonyms: Chennai
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India

3. Noun. A light patterned cotton cloth.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Madras

1. n. A large silk-and- cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors, such as those often used by negroes for turbans.

Definition of Madras

1. Proper noun. Former name of Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu, India. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A style of curry dish purported to originate from the Madras region. ¹

3. Noun. a brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Madras

1. a cotton fabric [n -ES]

Madras Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madras

madling
madlings
madly
madman
madmen
madnep
madness
madnesses
madocite
madonna
madonnas
madoqua
madoquas
madrague
madragues
madras (current term)
madrasa
madrasah
madrasahs
madrasas
madrases
madre
madrepora
madreporaria
madrepore
madrepores

Literary usage of Madras

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1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"... North Arcot District, madras Presidency. Lat. 13° 30' 5" N., long. 79° 27' 30" E. Population (1881) 257, dwelling in 52 houses. ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1811)
"A Statement of Facts delivered to Lord Minto, Governor General of India, &c. on his fate arrival at madras. By William Petrie, Esq. Senior Member of the ..."

3. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"madras. It seems to mo she has been just as well treated as I have ... if not better. ... madras. What I really want you to do, if you please, Constantine, ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"proceed to the siege of madras, unless he received from Dupleix and the ... But in planning the attack on madras the Governor-General seems to have put a ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(3) Vicariates founded from 1800 to 1886:—Tibet, 1826; Bengal, madras, and Ceylon, 1834; ... The Provinces of Agra; Calcutta, Bombay, madras, ..."

6. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1840)
"Your Committee have had the good fortune to obtain a series of returns, relating both to the European and native troops serving in the madras Presidency, ..."

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