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Del·hi

 (dĕl′ē)
A city of north-central India on the Yamuna River. Important since ancient times, the old city was rebuilt by Shah Jahan in the 1600s with high stone walls enclosing the Red Fort that contained the imperial Mughal palace. The new part of Delhi became the capital of British India in 1911 and of independent India in 1947.

Delhi

(ˈdɛlɪ)
n
1. (Placename) the capital of India, in the N central part, on the Jumna river: consists of Old Delhi (a walled city reconstructed in 1639 on the site of former cities of Delhi, which date from the 15th century bc) and New Delhi to the south, chosen as the capital in 1912, replacing Kolkata (then called Calcutta); university (1922). Pop: 9 817 439 (2001)
2. (Placename) an administrative division (National Capital Territory) of N India, formerly a Union Territory. Capital: Delhi. Area: 1483 sq km (572 sq miles). Pop: 13 782 976 (2001)

Del•hi

(ˈdɛl i)

n.
1. a union territory in N India. 9,420,644; 574 sq. mi. (1487 sq. km).
2. the capital of this territory: former capital of the old Mogul Empire; administrative headquarters of British India 1912–29. 5,206,704. Compare New Delhi.
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Noun1.Delhi - a city in north central IndiaDelhi - a city in north central India  
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
capital of India, Indian capital, New Delhi - the capital of India is a division of the old city of Delhi
Translations
Делхи
Dillí

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And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.
He afterwards took a post on the Sind, Punjab, and Delhi Railway, and his Regiment went home without him.
True, he knew the wonderful walled city of Lahore from the Delhi Gate to the outer Fort Ditch; was hand in glove with men who led lives stranger than anything Haroun al Raschid dreamed of; and he lived in a life wild as that of the Arabian Nights, but missionaries and secretaries of charitable societies could not see the beauty of it.
To his sub-partner at Delhi he wired: 'Lutuf Ullah.
A sleek young gentleman from Delhi, armed with a bunch of keys which the Flower had unshackled from the senseless one's belt, went through every single box, bundle, mat, and saddle-bag in Mahbub's possession even more systematically than the Flower and the pundit were searching the owner.
The Delhi man laughed and resettled his turban as he entered.
But it was Kim who had wakened the lama - Kim with one eye laid against a knot-hole in the planking, who had seen the Delhi man's search through the boxes.
Now the white road to Delhi is mat for his feet, The sal and the kikar must guard him from heat; His home is the camp, and the waste, and the crowd-- He is seeking the Way as bairagi avowed!
After Wilson took Delhi and Sir Colin relieved Lucknow the back of the business was broken.
Tenders are invited for Appointing a clearing agent in Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi for custom clearance of imported Equipments, instruments etc.
THE BRUTAL rape of two minors on Saturday took a political turn with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the lapse in security arrangement for women and children in the Capital.
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi following a contentious memo issued by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

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