Definition of India

1. Noun. A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

Definition of India

1. n. A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.

Definition of India

1. Proper noun. The territory east of the river Indus and south of the Himalaya mountains (formerly also known as Hindustan) ¹

2. Proper noun. Country in South Asia (Bharat). Official name: Republic of India. ¹

3. Proper noun. Formerly applied to America, also plural Indies (obsolete) ¹

4. Proper noun. The letter ''I'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet. ¹

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Medical Definition of India

1. A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. India ink, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used for water colours. It is in rolls, or in square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and animal glue. Called also China ink. The true India ink is sepia. See Sepia. India matting, floor matting made in China, India, etc, from grass and reeds; also called Canton, or China, matting. India paper, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not glossy surface, used for printing from engravings, woodcuts, etc. India proof, a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper. India rubber. See Caoutchouc. India-rubber tree, any tree yielding caoutchouc, but especially the East Indian Ficus elastica, often cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves. See: Indian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of India

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indian cherry
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indian ocean
indian ocean islands
indian reservation
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Literary usage of India

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"india — Continued Progress of Christianity in india. Chinmoy. ... Open Court Politics and government Administration of india. G: Forrest. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"He next undertook a revision of Lambton's triangulation in the south of india, with re- measurements of the base-lines. the supervision of Walker, ..."

3. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1859)
"Dry Leaves from Central india:—Engineer's Journal of india and the Colonies : Calcutta. 3. Professor Old/lam's Strictures on the Geology of Central india. ..."

4. History of New Netherland Or, New York Under the Dutch by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1848)
"... Provinces from Spain—interruption of Dutch commerce in consequence—The Dutch determine to compete with the Spaniards in the trade with india—Successive ..."

5. The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo, Giovanni Battista Baldelli Boni, Hugh Murray, Société de géographie (France) (1852)
"Chinese Navigation to india—Description of Japan—'Expedition sent thither by ... HAVING described so many inland provinces, 1 will now enter upon india, ..."

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