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Gan·ges

 (găn′jēz′) also Gan·ga (gŭng′gə)
A river of northern India and Bangladesh rising in the Himalaya Mountains and flowing about 2,510 km (1,560 mi) generally eastward through a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal. The river is sacred to Hindus.
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Ganges

(ˈɡændʒiːz)
n
(Placename) the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is joined by the Jumna; continues southeast into Bangladesh, where it enters the Bay of Bengal in a great delta; the most sacred river to Hindus, with many places of pilgrimage, esp Varanasi. Length: 2507 km (1557 miles). Hindi name: Ganga
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Gan•ges

(ˈgæn dʒiz)

n.
a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 mi. (2495 km) long.
Gan•get′ic (-ˈdʒɛt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ganges - an Asian riverGanges - an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
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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Ganges

[ˈgændʒiːz] N the Gangesel Ganges
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Ganges

[ˈgændʒiːz] n
the Ganges → le Gange
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Ganges

nGanges m
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Ganges

[ˈgændʒiːz] n the Gangesil Gange
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In the chronicles of the ancient dynasty of the Sassanidae, who reigned for about four hundred years, from Persia to the borders of China, beyond the great river Ganges itself, we read the praises of one of the kings of this race, who was said to be the best monarch of his time.
‡ It is a fiction of the Indians, that Cupid was first seen floating in one of these down the river Ganges - and that he still loves the cradle of his childhood.
The minister stressed that around 40 per cent of the total Indian population is dependent on the waters of River Ganges. The 'Kumbh Mela' that witnessed one of the largest congregation of humanity is one of its biggest examples.
The school students danced to the theme of the "Ganges: The Mighty River." All the students danced to show the importance of the sacred Indian river Ganges and its mighty force as the screen behind was lit up with images of the river that is the backbone of North India.
"Significant increase in salinity levels were documented in the river Ganges in India after the commissioning of the Farakka Barrage," the study said, referring to the project in West Bengal that began operations in 1975.
Macron was also scheduled to take a boat ride on the river Ganges, along the riverbank's famous steps that have existed for thousands of years, before returning to Delhi.
Matthew Kidd, 30, and Jessica Gray, 28, were camping on the shores of the River Ganges when they were attacked.
THE GANGES WITH SUE PERKINS Thursday, BBC1, regions vary SUE Perkins has a huge gap in her diary thanks to her decision not to follow The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4, and it seems she's filling it by travelling the length of the River Ganges from its source in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal.
She's returning to India to travel the length of the mighty river Ganges, an adventure we'll get to witness over the course of three, hour-long documentaries.
Even though John Lennon's ashes were scattered in Central Park, New York and George Harrison's on the River Ganges in India, they both deserve a place of remembrance in Liverpool.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi going full throttle to clean up river Ganges, the chief minister has now decided that he too needs to showcase his concern for a clean river -- but not the Ganges.