Definitions for: India


[n] a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947



Webster (1913) Definition: In"di*a, n. [See Indian.]
A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and
Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or
Hindostan.

India ink, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from
China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in
square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and
animal glue. Called also China ink. The true India ink
is sepia. See Sepia.

India matting, floor matting made in China, India, etc.,
from grass and reeds; -- also called {Canton, or China,
matting}.

India paper, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not
glossy surface, used for printing from engravings,
woodcuts, etc.

India proof (Engraving), a proof impression from an
engraved plate, taken on India paper.

India rubber. See Caoutchouc.

India-rubber tree (Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but
especially the East Indian Ficus elastica, often
cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves.

Synonyms: Bharat, Republic of India

See Also: Agra, Andhra Pradesh, Asia, Asian country, Asian nation, Assam, Bangalore, battle of Panipat, battle of Plassey, Bihar, Bombay, Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River, Calcutta, Canara, Cashmere, Chennai, Delhi, Ganges, Ganges River, Goa, Greater Bombay, Gujarat, Gujerat, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas, Hindustan, Hyderabad, Indian, Kamet, Kanara, Karnataka, Kashmir, Lucknow, Madras, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mysore, Nanda Devi, Nilgiri Hills, Old Delhi, OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries, Orissa, Panipat, Plassey, Pobeda Peak, Pobedy Peak, Punjab, Salem, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, the Himalaya, Tien Shan, Tyan Shan

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