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MADRAS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Madras mean? 

MADRAS (noun)
  The noun MADRAS has 3 senses:

1. a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras
2. a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras
3. a light patterned cotton cloth

  Familiarity information: MADRAS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MADRAS (noun)


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Meaning:

A state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Madras; Tamil Nadu

Instance hypernyms:

province; state (the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation)

Holonyms ("Madras" is a part of...):

Bharat; India; Republic of India (a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947)


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Meaning:

A city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Chennai; Madras

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Madras" is a part of...):

Bharat; India; Republic of India (a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947)


Sense 3madras [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light patterned cotton cloth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("madras" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


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