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Meaning of "Benares" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BENARES

Benares  [bɪˈnɑːrɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BENARES

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verb
adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Benares is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BENARES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Benares

Varanasi

Varanasi (Hindustani pronunciation: ( listen)), also known as Benares, Banaras (Banāras ( listen)) or Kashi (Kāśī ( listen)), is an Indian city on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (200 mi) southeast of the state capital, Lucknow. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism, Ravidassia religion and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favourite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva as it has been mentioned in the Rigveda that this city at older times was known as Kashi or "Shiv ki Nagri". The temples and religious institutions in the city now are dated to the 18th century. The Kashi Naresh (Maharaja of Kashi) is the chief cultural patron of Varanasi, and an essential part of all religious celebrations. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the Ganges.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BENARES


blindstories
ˈblaɪndˌstɔːrɪz
boundaries
ˈbaʊndərɪz
categories
ˈkætɪɡrɪz
clearstories
ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪz
clerestories
ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪz
diaries
ˈdaɪərɪz
dictionaries
ˈdɪkʃənərɪz
groceries
ˈɡrəʊsərɪz
Humphries
ˈhʌmfrɪz
lorries
ˈlɒrɪz
memories
ˈmemərɪz
morning-glories
ˈmɔːnɪŋˈɡlɔːrɪz
mysteries
ˈmɪstərɪz
outlawries
ˈaʊtˌlɔːrɪz
Pescadores
ˌpɛskəˈdɔːrɪz
queries
ˈkwɪərɪz
subsidiaries
səbˈsɪdɪərɪz
summaries
ˈsʌmərɪz
territories
ˈterətərɪz
varies
ˈveərɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BENARES

Ben Bella
Ben Day process
Ben Lomond
Ben Nevis
Ben-Gurion
Ben-Zvi
Benacerraf
Benadryl
bename
benaming
Benbow

WORDS THAT END LIKE BENARES

A shares
Antares
Baleares
date squares
flares
go shares
growth shares
housewares
least squares
Linares
nares
Olivares
ordinary shares
penny shares
preference shares
preferred ordinary shares
primus inter pares
Soares
unawares
wares

Synonyms and antonyms of Benares in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Benares» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BENARES

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Translator English - Chinese

贝拿勒斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Benares
570 millions of speakers

English

Benares
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बनारस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بيناريس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Бенарес
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Benares
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেনারসে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Bénarès
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Benares
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Benares
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベナレス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

베나 레스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Benares
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Benares
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பனாரஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बनारस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Benares
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Benares
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Benares
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Бенарес
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Benares
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μπενάρες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Benares
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Benares
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Benares
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Benares

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BENARES»

The term «Benares» is regularly used and occupies the 95.027 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BENARES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Benares

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BENARES»

Discover the use of Benares in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Benares and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Benares magazine
THE. BENARES. MAGAZINE;. A MONTHLY WORK, RELIGIOUS AND GENERAL LITERATURE. Tekms. — Aunual Subscription, in advance, . . Rs. 16 " Single No. ( or subscription in arrears), R. 1 Advertisements, 2 Annas a line, or Rs. 4 per ...
2
Armed & Magical
New from “a definite star on the rise.” (LINNEA SINCLAIR) My name is Raine Benares.
Lisa Shearin, 2008
3
Between Jerusalem and Benares: Comparative Studies in ...
When we first went from Jerusalem to Benares, some twenty years ago, my wife and I met an old man on the Sarnath bus. Not knowing us, not knowing whence we had arrived, he began to speak to us in hushed tones, as if conveying a great  ...
Hananya Goodman, 2012
4
Zen without Zen masters
Zen Without Zen Master is the first-and still the best-collection of truly contemporary Zen parables.
Camden Benares, 1985
5
The Bone Man of Benares: A Lunatic Trip Through Love and the ...
A successful screenwriter describes his life as a dropout during the 1970s when, tired of American politics and culture, he embarked on an eight-year odyssey around the world, a journey that took him to the mountains of India, the jungles ...
Terry Tarnoff, 2004
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Benares
Surveys the history, places of worship, legends, traditions, and art and architecture of the most holy city for Hindus.
Anita Ganeri, 1993
7
Guests at God's Wedding: Celebrating Kartik among the Women ...
A fascinating look at women’s rituals honoring the god Krishna.
Tracy Pintchman, 2005
8
Benares: The Sacred Landscape of Vārāṇasī
The book gives a comprehensive view of the complex world of India's sacred place par excellence, also known as Benares.
Niels Gutschow, 2006
9
Kashi the City Illustrious Or Benares
TEMPLES,. TANKS,. AND. OTHER. PLACES. OF. INTEREST. THIS chapter is commenced with fear and trembling, for it seems difficult to tell where it may end. Benares teems with places of interest and there appears no special reason why ...
Edwin Greaves, 2003
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Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to ...
Widely recognized as the classic introduction to the field, Richard Gombrich’s book shows how Theravada Buddhism has influenced and been influenced by its social surroundings.
Richard F. Gombrich, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BENARES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Benares is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fashion designers give India's Benares silk a new lease of life
India's age-old Benares silk sari – a rich, painstakingly hand-woven brocade – may yet be saved from turning into a museum relic. Once the ... «The National, Jul 15»
2
The classic 'Apu' trilogy comes to the Coral Gables Art Cinema
It begins with Apu at 10, living in Benares (now Varanasi). Father, the sweet, unassertive wanderer played by Kanu Bannerjee, ekes out a living ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
3
Masaan: New soulful romantic song 'Tu Kisi Rail Si' featuring Vicky …
Deepak (Vicky) and Shalu (Shweta) are two youngsters living in the highly casteist society of Benares and who fall in love with each other. «India.com, Jul 15»
4
Sun Sets on the British Empire
Vast tracts of the very best land in Benares, Bihar and elsewhere in the northern and central parts of India are now covered with poppies; and ... «Mainstream, Jul 15»
5
The Akhand Hindu Rashtra: Micro World Macro Nationalism
The above tract concludes for 'Varanasi Medini' (The whole earth as Benares). This call for Varanasi is not for the composite culture which had ... «Mainstream, Jul 15»
6
CHAITRA NAVRATRI
The emissaries of the king of Benares passed through the Ashram of the Rishi and, when they saw the noble prince Sudarsana, they ... «The Indian Panorama, Jul 15»
7
Salaam Bollywood: A mixed bag of films
... Future prize in the Un-Certain Regard section follows the stories of several individuals in Benares, the holy city on the banks of the Ganges. «The Hans India, Jul 15»
8
Arindam Sil to approach UP government for subsidies
Arindam Sil, who is gearing up to shoot Har Har Byomkesh in Benares soon, has decided to approach the UP government for subsidies, since ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
9
10 things to do in Mississauga for July 3 to July 5
ON THE VERANDAH: The musical duo Ablett & Cooper takes the stage at Benares Historic House as part of the On the Verandah outdoor ... «Mississauga, Jul 15»
10
Scent and sensibility
Constructed from interviews with young, small-town women, Devi is a Benares girl caught in a scandal after a sexual encounter. "There are few ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Benares [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/benares>. Oct 2019 ».
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