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Meaning of "Madurai" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MADURAI

Madurai  [ˈmædjʊˌraɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MADURAI

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preposition
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Madurai 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 MADURAI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Madurai

Madurai

Madurai is the administrative headquarters of Madurai District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, it has been a major settlement for two millennia and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Madurai is closely associated with the Tamil language, as all three primary congregations of Tamil scholars, the Third Tamil Sangams, were held in the city between 1780 BCE and the 3rd century CE. The recorded history of the city goes back to the 3rd century BCE, being mentioned by Megasthenes, the Greek ambassador to India, and Kautilya, a minister of the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya. The city is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Early Pandyas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, Madurai Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom, and the British. The city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Madurai is an important industrial and educational hub in South Tamil Nadu.

Definition of Madurai in the English dictionary

The definition of Madurai in the dictionary is a city in S India, in S Tamil Nadu: centre of Dravidian culture for over 2000 years; cotton industry. Pop: 922 913 Former name: Madura.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MADURAI


acari
ˈækəˌraɪ
aftereye
ˈɑːftəˌraɪ
caravansarai
ˌkærəˈvænsəˌraɪ
caravanserai
ˌkærəˈvænsəˌraɪ
cry
kraɪ
dry
draɪ
eleutheri
ɛˈljuːθəˌraɪ
ephori
ˈɛfəˌraɪ
fry
fraɪ
humeri
ˈhjuːməˌraɪ
outcry
ˈaʊtˌkraɪ
pry
praɪ
rai
raɪ
retry
riːˈtraɪ
rhinoceri
raɪˈnɒsəˌraɪ
rye
raɪ
samurai
ˈsæmʊˌraɪ
tori
ˈtɔːraɪ
try
traɪ
uteri
ˈjuːtəˌraɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MADURAI

Madonnawise
madras
madrasa
madrasah
Madre de Dios
madreporal
madrepore
madreporian
madreporic
madreporite
madreporitic
Madrid
madrigal
madrigalesque
madrigalian
madrigalist
madrone
madtom
Madura
Madurese

WORDS THAT END LIKE MADURAI

ai
Cambrai
chai
Chennai
Courtrai
Dubai
hetairai
jai
kai
Moirai
Mumbai
pirai
sai
shanghai
Tai
Terai
Thai
the Moirai
Tsvangirai
Weihai

Synonyms and antonyms of Madurai in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Madurai» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MADURAI

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

Translator English - Chinese

马杜赖
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Madurai
570 millions of speakers

English

Madurai
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मदुरै
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مادوراي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Мадурай
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Madurai
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাদুরাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Madurai
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Madurai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Madurai
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マドゥライ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마두 라이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Madurai
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Madurai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மதுரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मदुराई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Madurai
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Madurai
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Madurai
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Мадурай
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Madurai
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μαντουράι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Madurai
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Madurai
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Madurai
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Madurai

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MADURAI»

The term «Madurai» is very widely used and occupies the 21.137 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MADURAI» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Madurai» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Madurai» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MADURAI»

Discover the use of Madurai in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Madurai and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hindu India: from Khajuraho to the temple city of Madurai
This Work Take Us From The Rock-Cut Temples Of The Dawn Of The First Millenium To The Colossal Temples Of The 17Th Century.
Henri Stierlin, Anne Stierlin, 1998
2
Cotton in Madurai District: An Econometric Analysis
TABLE 3.2 Source: District Statistical Hand Book, Madurai District, 1980-81, Assistant Director of Statistics, Madurai. Table 3 2 contains the gross and irrigated area under cotton cultivation in different taluks of Madurai district during 1980-81.
G. Subramaniyan, 1987
3
Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of ...
7 Madurai, Tamil Nadu Madurai is an ancient temple town in south India. With a population just under 1 million, it is, after Madras, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu.1 Despite its size, Madurai is more like a sprawling premodern town than a  ...
Atul Kohli, 1990
4
The Sacred Marriage of a Hindu Goddess
The Names of the City: Madurai, Kutal, and Tiruvalavay Parancoti's Sacred Games is divided into three volumes, each volume designated by a different term used for the city. The first volume, the Maturaikantam, takes its name from the most ...
William P. Harman, 1992
5
History of Madurai, 1736-1801
History of Madura region in present Tamil Nadu.
K. Rajayyan, 1974
6
Guardians of Tamilnadu: Folk Deities, Folk Religion, Hindu ...
Folk Deities, Folk Religion, Hindu Themes Eveline Masilamani-Meyer. Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Erode Kanchipuram Kanchipuram Karur Madurai Madurai Madurai Madurai Madurai Madurai Madurai ...
Eveline Masilamani-Meyer, 2004
7
Entrepreneurship in Small-scale Industries in Madurai City ...
Report of a 1973 study.
Gandhigram Institute of Rural Higher Education, Ramayyar Subramanian, Krishnamurti Shivakumar, 1975
8
South India
Their former capital, Madurai. is today the state's second city and, as the site of the famous Meenakshi-Sundareshwarar temple, the region's spiritual root, often dubbed "The Varanasi of the South". Further east. Rameshwaram, occupying a ...
‎2003
9
Madurai: Education in Madurai, History of Madurai, Madurai ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books, LLC, Source: Wikipedia, 2011
10
The Great Temple of Madurai: English Version of the Book ...
On the origin and development of South Indian temples, with special reference to Meenakshi Temple, Madurai.
Ki Pal̲aniyappan̲, 1963

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MADURAI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Madurai is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Madurai lawyers boycott Madras HC proceedings, burn helmet - The …
MADURAI: Lawyers practising at the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday boycotted the court proceedings extending their ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
27-year-old Hacked to Death Near Mosque in Madurai - The New …
MADURAI: For those residing near Munichalai junction in Madurai, the Id celebrations ended on a gruesome note, after a 27-year-old man was ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Reclaiming the glory of Madurai's temple tanks - The Times of India
Temple tanks are as much a part of Madurai's identity as the temples themselves. In the yesteryears, tanks brimming with water were a familiar ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
4
MADURAI TODAY
RELIGION. Selva Vinayagar Temple: Discourse on 'Siddarkalin aanmeegam' by M. Ilango, Railway Colony, 7.30 p.m.. Ramakrishna Mutt: ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
5
Farmers demand training, storage facilities for vegetables in …
Cities » Madurai. Madurai, July 20, 2015 ... Farmers demand training, storage facilities for vegetables in Madurai district. -. Ads by Google. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
6
AC Executive Lounges to be Set Up in Chennai Central, Madurai
CHENNAI: Soon, passengers transiting from Chennai Central and Madurai stations, arriving well before their train's departure, or those faced ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
7
Target of 12215 hectares set for cultivation of pulses in Madurai
Target of 12,215 hectares set for cultivation of pulses in Madurai ... in Madurai should be specially brought in and given to the farmers,” said M. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
8
Madurai district administration sets new target for pulses cultivation
MADURAI: With significant rise in the cultivation area under pulses, Madurai district administration has decided to increase the target area for ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
9
Court fines two teachers for submitting false information in Madurai
MADURAI: The Madras high court Madurai bench has imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 each on two teachers for submitting false information before ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
10
Madurai school scores a first with site
MADURAI: A government school in Sivaganga district, which continues to give its private counterparts a run for their money with its innovative ... «Times of India, Jul 15»

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