lahore


lahore

noun

  1. a city in NE Pakistan: the capital of Punjab province.

noun

  1. a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan.
  2. a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh.
  3. a province in NE Pakistan. 19,445 sq. mi. (50,362 sq. km). Capital: Lahore.

noun

  1. a city in NE Pakistan: capital of the former province of West Pakistan (1955–70); University of the Punjab (1882). Pop: 6 373 000 (2005 est)
  2. a variety of large domestic fancy pigeon having a black-and-white plumage

noun

  1. (formerly) a province in NW British India: divided between India and Pakistan in 1947
  2. a state of NW India: reorganized in 1966 as a Punjabi-speaking state, a large part forming the new state of Haryana; mainly agricultural. Capital: Chandigarh. Pop: 24 289 296 (2001). Area: 50 255 sq km (19 403 sq miles)
  3. a province of W Pakistan: created in 1947. Capital: Lahore. Pop: 82 710 000 (2003 est). Area: 205 344 sq km (127 595 sq miles)

region on the Indian subcontinent, from Hindi Panjab, from Persian panj “five” (from PIE *penkwo-; see five) + ab “water.” So called for its five rivers. Related: Punjabi.

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