Definition of Nullah

1. Noun. A ravine or gully in southern Asia.

Generic synonyms: Vale, Valley

Definition of Nullah

1. n. A water course, esp. a dry one; a gully; a gorge; -- orig. an East Indian term.

Definition of Nullah

1. Noun. A stream. ¹

2. Noun. The dry bed of a small stream. ¹

3. Noun. A gorge or ravine. ¹

4. Noun. (context: Hong Kong) A concrete lined channel designed to allow rapid run off of storm water from high ground, to prevent flooding of urbanised coastal areas. ¹

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Definition of Nullah

1. a ravine [n -S] - See also: ravine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nullah

null recurrence
null recurrent
null set
null sign
null signs
null space
nulla nulla
nulla pœna sine lege
nullah (current term)
nullary sum
nullary sums

Literary usage of Nullah

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"... of a recent voyage along the western shores of Victoria Xyan/a and exploration of Jordans nullah, which they have received from their agent, Mr. Mackay. ..."

2. Jungle By-ways in India: Leaves from the Note-book of a Sportsman and a by Edward Percy Stebbing (1911)
"There is a small barricade of bushes up in front; but as a matter of fact one could sit out in the open nullah amongst the stones just as safely, ..."

3. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"... nullah.—An Unexpected Chase.—Native Farming. — An Intelligent and Industrious People. ... nullah ..."

4. Climbing on the Himalaya and Other Mountain Ranges by Norman Collie (1902)
"... nullah. There we had arranged to meet Mummery by the side of the glacier. ... nullah was obtained, whilst to the south and south-west a beautifully ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History and Politics of the Year (1849)
"... Sikh Cavalry in a " nullah "—Death of General Cureton—General Thackwell ordered to turn the Flank of the Sikhs—Cannonade between them and the Detachment ..."

6. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Algernon Graves by Algernon Graves (1906)
"... the ever-glorious 22nd leading, and it carried the nullah with great slaughter and great loss." 1857. 918 "The moon shining through the air, ..."

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