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In·dus 1

A river of south-central Asia rising in southwest Tibet and flowing about 2,900 km (1,800 mi) northwest through northern India and southwest through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Its valley was the site of an advanced civilization lasting from c. 2500 to 1500 bc.

In·dus 2

A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Tucana and Pavo. Also called Indian.

[Latin Indus, an Indian, from Greek Indos, the Indus River, an Indian; see indigo.]
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(Celestial Objects) a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Telescopium and Tucano


(Placename) a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet in the Kailas Range of the Himalayas and flowing northwest through Kashmir, then southwest across Pakistan to the Arabian Sea: important throughout history, esp for the Indus Civilization (about 3000 to 1500 bc), and for irrigation. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)
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(ˈɪn dəs)

a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through India and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. 1900 mi. (3060 km) long.


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Noun1.Indus - a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Tucana
2.Indus - an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian SeaIndus - an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea; "the valley of the Indus was the site of an early civilization"
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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[ˈɪndəs] N the Indusel Indo
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"The Poet wandering on, through Arabie And Persia, and the wild Carmanian waste, And o'er the aerial mountains which pour down Indus and Oxus from their icy caves--" and that other passage beginning
Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldly coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
Herodotus says the Indus is, with one exception, the only river that produces crocodiles, but they appear to have gone West and grown up with the other rivers.
There was a place, Now not, though Sin, not Time, first wraught the change, Where TIGRIS at the foot of Paradise Into a Gulf shot under ground, till part Rose up a Fountain by the Tree of Life; In with the River sunk, and with it rose Satan involv'd in rising Mist, then sought Where to lie hid; Sea he had searcht and Land From EDEN over PONTUS, and the Poole MAEOTIS, up beyond the River OB; Downward as farr Antartic; and in length West from ORANTES to the Ocean barr'd At DARIEN, thence to the Land where flowes GANGES and INDUS: thus the Orb he roam'd With narrow search; and with inspection deep Consider'd every Creature, which of all Most opportune might serve his Wiles, and found The Serpent suttlest Beast of all the Field.
it is cold there), and down the Indus to Hanle (I know that road), and then down, you see, to Bushahr and Chini valley.
The only option available to Pakistan is the creation of storage on the Indus (Kalabagh) to establish its perspective right on the water of the Kabul river.
According to Indus River System Authority (IRSA), the water level in Indus at Guddu is 205921 cusecs, Sukkur 180,230 cusecs and Kotri 197523 cusecs.
The Indus River is flowing with low flood at Guddu barrage with inflow of 274200 cusecs while 241200 cusecs outflow was recorded.
CEO IMC Ali Asghar Jamali handed over the cheque to CEO Indus Hospital Dr Abdul Bari Khan in a brief ceremony held at Indus Hospital.
Mohenjo-daro is located west of the Indus River in Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan, in a central position between the Indus River and the GhaggarHakra River.
Anticipating the growth, as Indus Motor Company, a joint venture between House of Habib Pakistan, Toyota Motor Company, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, increased production to 272 vehicles daily, it digitally transformed with global technology company SAP, it said.