\ ˈläk How to pronounce lakh (audio) , ˈlak How to pronounce lakh (audio) \

Definition of lakh

1 : one hundred thousand 50 lakhs of rupees
2 : a great number

Other Words from lakh

lakh adjective

Examples of lakh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2022, the crop can fetch an average of Rs4.5 lakh ($6,071) per acre per year compared to the Rs60,000 ($809) for peanuts. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 18 Jan. 2022 The chairman and founder of the Adani Group now has a net worth of $88.5 billion (6.6 trillion rupees or 6.6 lakh crore rupees), and is now among the world’s 10 richest billionaires in the world, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 With 44,296 active cases, Chhattisgarh ran out of doses on April 5 and could carry out only around 30,000 vaccinations as opposed to nearly four lakh vaccinations per day, The Print reported. Arunabh Saikia, Quartz, 8 Apr. 2021 While there is no official data, industry estimates show up to 6 lakh crore rupees ($80.5 billion) cumulatively having been invested already by resident Indians in crypto assets. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 15 Nov. 2021 By this calculation, Dabhi should be entitled to over Rs 25 lakh for her years of work. Aarefa Johari, Quartz, 25 Nov. 2021 The paramilitary had claimed that Baske was a Maoist guerilla whose capture carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh, Singh said. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 20 July 2021 So far, the initiative has collected around Rs 20 lakh ($27,000) and is aiming for Rs 1 crore ($135,000) so that the team can provide basic amenities to the ghats (riverbank locations) where cremations happen. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 25 June 2021 While very few migrants from other states have made use of ration portability in Maharashtra—just 3,055 transactions had been registered as of June—the number of interstate transactions is an impressive 7.2 lakh. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 6 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lakh

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lakh

Hindi & Urdu lākh

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Last Updated

9 Apr 2022

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“Lakh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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