- a dynasty of N India (a.d. 320–540) whose court was the center of classical Indian art and literature.
- the empire of this dynasty, encompassing all of N India and Gujarat.
- the dynasty ruling northern India from the early 4th century to the late 6th century ad : the period is famous for achievements in art, science, and mathematics
4c.-6c. North Indian dynasty, from Chandragupta, name of the founder.