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I will lay my bones by the Ganges that India might know there is one who cares.
Alexander Duff

Meaning of "Ganges" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GANGES

Ganges  [ˈɡændʒiːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GANGES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ganges 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 GANGES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ganges

Ganges

The Ganges, also Ganga , is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river by discharge. The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals located on its banks. The Ganges was ranked as the fifth most polluted river of the world in 2007. Pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. The Ganga Action Plan, an environmental initiative to clean up the river, has been a major failure thus far, due to corruption, lack of technical expertise, good environmental planning, and support from religious authorities.

Definition of Ganges in the English dictionary

The definition of Ganges in the dictionary is 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 Hindi name: Ganga,.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GANGES


androsphinges
ˈændrəˌsfɪndʒiːz
Asperges
æˈspɜːdʒiːz
Boanerges
ˌbəʊəˈnɜːdʒiːz
circumambages
ˌsɜːkəmæmˈbeɪdʒiːz
compages
kəmˈpeɪdʒiːz
hieracosphinges
ˌhaɪəˈreɪkəʊˌsfɪndʒiːz
hypopharynges
ˌhaɪpəʊfəˈrɪndʒiːz
interreges
ˌɪntəˈriːdʒiːz
Jeez
dʒiːz
larynges
ləˈrɪndʒiːz
leges
ˈliːdʒiːz
meninges
mɪˈnɪndʒiːz
nasopharynges
ˌneɪzəʊˈfəˈrɪndʒiːz
oropharynges
ɔːrəʊfæˈrɪndʒiːz
phalanges
fæˈlændʒiːz
pharynges
fæˈrɪndʒiːz
remiges
ˈrɛmɪdʒiːz
salpinges
sælˈpɪndʒiːz
sphinges
ˈsfɪndʒiːz
syringes
sɪˈrɪndʒiːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GANGES

Ganga
Ganga jal
gangbang
gangbo
gangboard
gangbuster
gangbusters
gangbusting
ganger
Gangetic

WORDS THAT END LIKE GANGES

Book of Changes
Borges
boundary changes
Bourges
Bridges
Bruges
damages
Dark Ages
dinges
Judges
Limoges
Macdonnell Ranges
Middle Ages
phorminges
ring the changes
the Dark Ages
Vosges
wages
White Pages
Yellow Pages

Synonyms and antonyms of Ganges in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Ganges» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GANGES

Find out the translation of Ganges to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Ganges from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Ganges» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恒河
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Ganges
570 millions of speakers

English

Ganges
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंगा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغانج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ганг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Ganges
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গঙ্গা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Ganges
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ganges
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ganges
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガンジス川
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갠지스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ganges
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hằng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கங்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंगा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ganj
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gange
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ganges
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ганг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Gange
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γάγγη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Ganges
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Ganges
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ganges
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Ganges

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GANGES»

The term «Ganges» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.810 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GANGES» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «GANGES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Ganges.
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Alexander Duff
I will lay my bones by the Ganges that India might know there is one who cares.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GANGES»

Discover the use of Ganges in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ganges and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ganges
Along the way, we discover the Hindu story of the river's creation and how it supports the myriad forms of life that thrive on its banks, and learn about the early exploration attempts by British explorers.
Jon Nicholson, Ian Gray, Sharmila Choudhury, 2008
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Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland : an Encyclopedia
Illustrated with maps and photographs that enrich the reader's journey, this authoritative volume explores sites, people, activities, rites, terminology, and other matters related to pilgrimage such as economics, tourism, and disease.
Linda Kay Davidson, David Martin Gitlitz, 2002
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The Ganges in Myth and History
While collecting material for this book, Dr. Darian lived by the Ganges, explored her shores, and was a pilgrim to the Ganga Sagar festival at Sagar Island off Calcutta where the sacred river and the ocean merge.
Steven G. Darian, 2001
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The Ganges Water Diversion: Environmental Effects and ...
This book deals with environmental effects on both sides of the border between Bangladesh and India caused by the Ganges water diversion.
M. Monirul Qader Mirza, 2004
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Along the Ganges
travel & holiday.
Ilija Trojanow, 2011
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Daughter of the Ganges: A Memoir
An Indian woman recounts her 1960s adoption by a Catalan family and her 2003 visit to her home country to uncover her native roots, a personal journey during which she discovered her rural home town and a sister she never knew. 30,000 first ...
Asha Miró, 2006
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Ganges Boy
Ganges Boy tells a profound coming of age tale against the backdrop of the heart and soul of the fascinating city of Varanasi.
Archana Prasanna, 2013
8
Ganga: A Journey Down the Ganges River
"The question took journalist Julian Crandall Hollick on an extraordinary journey through northern India: from the river's source high in the Himalayas, past great cities and poor villages, to lush Sagar Island, where the river finally ...
Julian Crandall Hollick, 2008
9
Freud along the Ganges: psychoanalytic reflections on the ...
The authors of this collection show how the insights of these Indian masters give a new force to the Freudian discovery by providing a basis to better understand the social and psychological Indian makeup.
Salman Akhtar, 2005
10
Slowly Down the Ganges
Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history.
Eric Newby, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GANGES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Ganges is used in the context of the following news items.
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Indian girls' school empowers society's weakest members
Located on the holy river Ganges, the main three-story building sits catty-corner from a mosque, next to a pond alternately used to cool off ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
India's Kumbh Mela festival to open amid stampede fears | theSundaily
The Kumbh Mela is held at Nashik every 12 years and although it isn't on the same scale as the editions on the Ganges at Haridwar and the ... «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
3
Richa Chadha: Masaan Shows True Nature of Banaras - NDTV …
The film's story revolves around four lives which intersect along the Ganges: a low-caste boy falling hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
4
Vyapam scam: BJP plans to expose Congress' 'misinformation …
... most resulted from heart attack, road accidents and other causes,'' the BJP chief said and claimed that “Chouhan is as clean as the Ganges.''. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
BJP and Dissent - A study in contrasts
Another past President, the ageing Murli Manohar Joshi, lampoons the action plan of Government for cleaning the Ganges and not even an ... «Niticentral, Jul 15»
6
Shy of Spending, India Inc Prefers Government Money for Ganga …
The 'Namami Gange' project, which aims to clean the holy Ganges, has received a lukewarm response from the corporate houses, with no ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
7
Dust Clouds the Future of the South Asian Monsoon (Op-Ed)
... especially over Pakistan and the floodplain of the Ganges River. The exact cause of the downward trend in monsoon rainfall had remained a ... «Live Science, Jul 15»
8
Life Along the Ganges, Where Burning Corpses is a Normal Sight for …
Everytime, we walked alongside the mighty Ganges, it seemed as if time had come to a grinding halt. It is a place where the divine spirits have ... «RYOT, Jul 15»
9
Workers strip remains of collapsed Ganges roof in Penzance
WORKERS are currently on Chapel Street in Penzance stripping the remains of a roof from a historic building that partially collapsed earlier ... «The Cornishman, Jul 15»
10
Ganges Web Services to launch in 2016
Amazon Web services has recently said by a text signal that it would open a region in India sometime around 2016. A region is suppose to be a ... «The Wiire, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ganges [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ganges>. Jul 2019 ».
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