Definition of Bombay
1 former state of western India; capital Bombay ◆The state of Bombay was a province of British India 1937–47 and was divided in 1960 into the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
2 or Mumbaiplay \ˈməm-ˌbī, mu̇m-ˈbī\ city and port in western India; capital of Maharashtra and of the former Bombay state metropolitan area population 11,914,398 ◆The city of Bombay is on Bombay Island (Mumbai Island), which is in the Arabian Sea and has an area of 24 square miles (62 square kilometers).
BOMBAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Bombay for English Language Learners
: city in India
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