Definition of Kandy
1. Noun. A city of central Sri Lanka that was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon; a resort and religious center.
Group relationships: Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Definition of Kandy
1. an Indian weight [n KANDIES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Kandy
Literary usage of Kandy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Crockery, plain and painted ; and four toms, from kandy and M »tura. ... Thirty specimens of medicinal oils, from TA Pieris, of kandy. ..."
2. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"It is the ragged and mountainous interior south of kandy which contains the ... However, at the last moment I went up to kandy, as do all well- behaved ..."
3. Indika: The Country and the People of India and Ceylon by John Fletcher Hurst (1891)
"kandy AND ITS WONDERS. THE impression one forms of Ceylon from his view of Colombo undergoes a thorough revolution when he gets to kandy, ..."
4. A Visit to Ceylon by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1883)
"AMONG the few towns of which Ceylon can boast, kandy, though so small as scarcely to deserve the name of a town, is the most famous, partly as being the ..."
5. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Embassy to the King of kandy. — Aggressions by his People.— Declaration of War. ... Major Davie left at kandy.— Attacked by the Cingalese.— kandy evacuated. ..."
6. Eleven Years in Ceylon: Comprising Sketches of the Field Sports and Natural by Jonathan Forbes, George Turnour (1841)
"War with the King of kandy. — His Capital taken. ... British Garrison in kandy attacked. — They abandon the Town. — Surrender. ..."
7. A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sanads Relating to India and by India Foreign and Political Dept (1892)
"LXXIII) on the 12th February 1796, but the King of kandy, influenced by a party at his Court who favoured the Dutch interest, refused to ratify it. ..."