lakh

noun
\ 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

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Other Words from lakh

lakh adjective

Examples of lakh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sale also assumes significance, given that divestment proceeds in the current financial year are expected to fall short of the government’s ambitious Rs1.05 lakh crore ($15 billion) target. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "The Modi government’s second attempt to sell off Air India may be mistimed—again," 13 Jan. 2020 So towards the end of August, we were left with only around Rs7 lakh. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "Nine years after an office party, Pepperfry is planning an IPO party," 25 Sep. 2019 You’ll also get paid Rs.1 lakh, which is about $1,400. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This Mattress Company Is Hiring a "Sleep Intern" and We’re Not Sleeping on This Offer," 12 Dec. 2019 According to India’s 2017 Economic Survey, industries with the highest jobs-to-investment ratio are apparel, leather, and footwear, which create 23.9, 9.9, and 7.7 jobs per Rs1 lakh ($1,414) of investment respectively. Aditya Jahagirdar, Quartz India, "Impact investors can alleviate India’s unemployment crisis," 28 Oct. 2019 The agitation started last month after the IIT council decided to end the monthly stipend provided to M.Tech students and raised the tuition fee to Rs 2 lakh from Rs20,000-50,000. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "The JNU uprising has profound implications for India’s student community," 3 Dec. 2019 Tesco’s revenue in 2018 stood at £63.9 billion (Rs5.87 lakh crore). Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A 100-year-old British retail giant’s thumb rule for Indian firms: Adapt to the digital world," 12 Nov. 2019 The merged entity will have deposits of Rs14.6 lakh crore, which is twice that of the UBI. Pramod Mathew, Quartz India, "Through mega mergers India’s Modi government is creating fewer, stronger banks," 30 Aug. 2019 The opportunity and the plan India’s education market is expected to almost double to $180 billion (Rs12 lakh crore) by 2020 from $97.8 billion in 2016, according to various industry estimates. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Behind Paytm’s grand plan to become a one-stop shop for educational services in India," 15 July 2019

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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

25 Jan 2020

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“Lakh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lakh. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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