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 ?
It was in the dock in Dundee, where we had brought a full cargo of jute from Calcutta.
I bear a degree from the great school at Calcutta - whither, maybe, the son of this House shall go.
If our neighbour's brat can in a few years be made an F A' (First Arts - she used the English word, of which she had heard so often), 'how much more shall children clever as some that I know bear away prizes at rich Calcutta.
He was almost a skeleton when they put him on board the Ramchunder East Indiaman, Captain Bragg, from Calcutta, touching at Madras, and so weak and prostrate that his friend who had tended him through his illness prophesied that the honest Major would never survive the voyage, and that he would pass some morning, shrouded in flag and hammock, over the ship's side, and carrying down to the sea with him the relic that he wore at his heart.
He took breakfast in his cabin and dressed as solemnly to appear on the quarter-deck as if he were going to turn out for Bond Street, or the Course at 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.
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.
There was a down-country jackal had it from a brother, who told me, that in Calcutta of the South all the jackals were as fat as otters in the Rains," said the Jackal, his mouth watering at the bare thought of it.
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.
The Pharaon left Calcutta the 5th February; she ought to have been here a month ago.
Petersburg, 40; Trieste, 40; Alexandria (Egypt), 43; Dublin, 48; Calcutta, 55.
It was the Black Hole of Calcutta on a small scale.

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