\ ˈkrȯr How to pronounce crore (audio) \
plural crores also crore

Definition of crore

: ten million specifically : a unit of value equal to ten million rupees or 100 lakhs

Examples of crore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The data found that Indian contributions totalled over $540,000 (Rs4 crore), followed by Chinese contributions of more than $358,000, even though the Chinese-American population is larger in the US. Anisha Sircar, Quartz India, "Indian-Americans have contributed more money to the 2020 campaigns than any US election before," 3 Nov. 2020 The volunteer has demanded Rs5 crore ($675,736) as compensation and that the trial be immediately paused, The Economic Times newspaper reported on Nov. 27. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "One of India’s leading Covid-19 vaccine contenders is embroiled in a legal battle," 29 Nov. 2020 Last year, Chinese investors put a whopping $3.9 billion (Rs29,729 crore) into Indian startups—nearly double the $2 billion in 2018. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "If India does #BoycottChina, its startups will lose more than just funding," 19 June 2020 Asia’s richest banker Uday Kotak pulled off a giant feat by raising a staggering Rs7,442 crore ($992 million) from institutional investors. Prathamesh Mulye, Quartz India, "Would acquiring a mid-size Indian bank help Asia’s richest banker beat economic woes?," 27 Oct. 2020 This year’s list features individuals who have donated Rs5 crore ($673,514) or more during the period under review. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "India’s richest man tops many lists but not the one with philanthropists," 10 Nov. 2020 The total gross merchandise value (GMV) of Indian e-commerce is set to touch $7 billion (Rs51,000 crore), nearly double the $3.8 billion a year ago. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Amazon and Flipkart are serving a new India during this year’s festive sales," 13 Oct. 2020 Her annual remuneration of Rs4.94 crore was also among the lowest in this list. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "CEOs of Indian listed companies draw fat paychecks—and that only widens the salary gap," 27 Sep. 2020 In 2017, Amazon bought 5% of ownership in department store chain Shoppers Stop for Rs179.25 crore. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Ambani versus Bezos: Who’s winning the battle for India’s $700 billion retail industry," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of crore

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crore

Hindi & Urdu karoṛ

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2021

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“Crore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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