Definition of Nabob

1. Noun. A governor in India during the Mogul empire.

Exact synonyms: Nawab
Geographical relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India
Generic synonyms: Governor



2. Noun. A wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient).
Generic synonyms: Man Of Means, Rich Man, Wealthy Man

Definition of Nabob

1. n. A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire.

Definition of Nabob

1. Noun. An Indian ruler within the Mogul empire; a nawab. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Someone of great wealth or importance. ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) A person with a grandiose style or manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nabob

1. one who becomes rich and prominent [n -S] : NABOBISH [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nabob

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nabbers
nabbing
nabe
nabes
nabesite
nabiasite
nabilone
nabis
nabks
nabla
nablas
nablock
nablocks
nabob (current term)
naboberies
nabobery
nabobess
nabobesses
nabobish
nabobism
nabobisms
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nabobships
nabokoite
naboom
naboot
naboots

Literary usage of Nabob

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1. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1866)
"That the said Hastings did not only give the aforesaid public encouragement to the ministers of the nabob to betray and insult their master and his family ..."

2. The History of British India by James Mill (1820)
"Burdens sustained by the nabob of Oude — His Complaints — How received by the English — Mr. Bristow removed from Oude — Agreement between Mr. Hastings and ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1777)
"... the nabob of Arcot and Lord Pigot, on the Subject of the ... by the nabob of Arcot to hi« Agent in Great Britain : comprehending the ..."

4. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"I found his love, and tooke great content in his long staying with mee, whose presence I thirsted to see, and till now he could never get leave of the nabob ..."

5. A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sanads Relating to India and by India Foreign and Political Dept (1892)
"... or ENGAGEMENT entered into by the nabob AHMED ALLY KHAN ... with the 29th November 1794 of the Christian Era, and bearing the seals of the nabob ..."

6. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"I found his love, and tooke great content in his long staying with mee, whose presence I thirsted to see, and till now he could never get leave of the nabob ..."

7. Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of by Robert Stewart Castlereagh (1851)
"States that he forwards, for Lord W.'s information, copy and translation of a letter received yesterday from the nabob- Vizier. 2. That the nabob has ..."

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