Calcutta


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Cal·cut·ta

 (kăl-kŭt′ə)

Calcutta

(kælˈkʌtə)
n
(Placename) the former official name (still widely used) of Kolkata

Cal•cut•ta

(kælˈkʌt ə)

n.
the capital of West Bengal state, in E India, on the Hooghly River: former capital of British India. 9,166,000.
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Noun1.Calcutta - the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the worldCalcutta - the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding
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
Translations

Calcutta

[kælˈkʌtə] NCalcuta f

Calcutta

n (Hist) → Kalkutta nt (Hist) ? Kolkata
References in classic literature ?
Petersburg, 40; Trieste, 40; Alexandria (Egypt), 43; Dublin, 48; Calcutta, 55.
You are much too pretty, as well as too good, to be grilled alive in Calcutta.
To be sure he had nothing to do with any other part of the world, and had a good deal to do with that part; being entirely in the India trade, whatever that was (I had floating dreams myself concerning golden shawls and elephants' teeth); having been at Calcutta in his youth; and designing now to go out there again, in the capacity of resident partner.
All her visitors, especially those who had missed a visit, came to bid her good-bye; the salon was thronged, and every one said farewell as though she were starting for Calcutta.
On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia.
But this vessel which, like the Pharaon, came from Calcutta, had been in for a fortnight, while no intelligence had been received of the Pharaon.
It was in the dock in Dundee, where we had brought a full cargo of jute from Calcutta.
Three koss [six miles] to the westward runs the great road to Calcutta.
Naini Tal had sent down her contingent with all speed; the lathering ponies of the Dalhousie Road staggered into Pathankot, taxed to the full stretch of their strength; while from cloudy Darjiling the Calcutta Mail whirled up the last straggler of the little army that was to fight a fight, in which was neither medal nor honour for the winning, against an enemy none other than "the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.
Now, in Calcutta of the South, in the old days," the Adjutant went on, "everything was thrown into the streets, and we picked and chose.
The last squire dragged out his existence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.
It was the Black Hole of Calcutta on a small scale.

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