India

play
In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of India

  1. —a communications code word for the letter i

First Known Use of india

1952


India

play
geographical name In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of India

  1. 1 large peninsular region that is usually referred to as a subcontinent and is located in southern Asia south of the Himalayas between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea; occupied by the countries India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and formerly often considered to include Burma (but not Ceylon)

  2. 2 those parts of the peninsula of India that until 1947 were under British rule or protection together with Baluchistan, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands and, prior to 1937, Burma

  3. 3 country comprising the major portion of the peninsula; a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations; until 1947 a part of the British Empire; capital New Delhi area 1,195,063 square miles (3,095,472 square kilometers), population 1,210,854,977

  1. —see also indian


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up India? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!