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Meaning of "nawab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAWAB

From Hindi nawwāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, plural of na'ib viceroy, governor.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NAWAB

nawab  [nəˈwɑːb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAWAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nawab 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 NAWAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nawab

Nawab

A Navvab or Nawaab is an honorific title ratified and bestowed by the reigning Mughal Emperor to semi-autonomous Muslim rulers of princely states in South Asia. "Nawab" usually refers to males; the female equivalent is "Begum" or "Nawab Begum". The primary duty of a Nawab was to uphold the sovereignty of the Mughal Emperor along with the administration of a certain province. The title of "Nawab" was also awarded as a personal distinction by the paramount power, similar to a British peerage, to persons and families who ruled a princely state, for various services to the Government of British India. In some cases, these titles were also accompanied by jagir grants, either in cash revenues and allowances or land-holdings. In the British Punjab, North West Frontier Province, Sindh and Balochistan, some of the chiefs or Sardars of large or important tribes were also given the title, in addition to traditional titles already held by virtue of chieftainship. The term "Nawab" was originally used for the Subahdar or viceroy of a Subah or region of the Mughal empire.

Definition of nawab in the English dictionary

The definition of nawab in the dictionary is a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India Also called: nabob.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAWAB


Aintab
aɪnˈtɑːb
aldicarb
ˈældɪˌkɑːb
Bab
bɑːb
barb
bɑːb
barbe
ˈbɑːb
bicarb
ˈbaɪkɑːb
carb
kɑːb
coarb
ˈkəʊɑːb
decarb
diːˈkɑːb
doab
ˈdəʊɑːb
garb
ɡɑːb
hejab
hɛˈdʒɑːb
inqilab
ˈɪnkɪˌlɑːb
jilbab
dʒɪlˈbɑːb
niqab
nɪˈkɑːb
Punjab
pʌnˈdʒɑːb
rhubarb
ˈruːbɑːb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAWAB

navvies
navvy
navy
navy bean
navy blue
navy cut
Navy List
Navy Register
navy yard
navy-blue
Naxalite
Naxos
Naxuana
nay
Nay Pyi Taw
Nayarit
naysay
naysayer
naysayings
nayward

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAWAB

Arab
cab
crab
dab
fab
gab
grab
hijab
jab
kab
kebab
lab
nab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
swab
tab
wab

Synonyms and antonyms of nawab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nawab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAWAB

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The translations of nawab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nawab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纳瓦布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nawab
570 millions of speakers

English

nawab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नवाब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نواب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наваб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nababo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নবাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nabab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nawab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nabob
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナワブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

nawab
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nawab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nawab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நவாப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नवाब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nawab
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Nawab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Nawab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наваба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Nawab
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

nawab
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Nawab
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nawab
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Nawab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nawab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAWAB»

The term «nawab» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.152 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAWAB» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAWAB»

Discover the use of nawab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nawab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nawab Faizunnesa's Rupjalal
This book examines her text as a critique of male dominance in the Muslim society of colonial Bengal.
Phaẏajunnesā Caudhurāṇī, 2009
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Muslim Women, Reform and Princely Patronage: Nawab Sultan ...
Shedding new light on an important part of India's history, Lambert-Hurley skillfully examines the emergence of a Muslim women's movement in India.
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, 2007
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Can Wrong be Right? The Indian Council and the Nawab of ...
he falls into debt, in which case the Government may step in and take the management of it; any pension granted out of his annual sum reverts to the Nawab on - its discontinuance. This arrangement, however, is only for the lifetime of the ...
India. Imperial Legislative Council, Bahādur MANṠŪR 'ALĪ (Nawab Nazim of Bengal.), 1870
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Bhatkhande's Contribution to Music: A Historical Perspective
Bhatkhande was introduced to the Nawab of Rampur by Raja Nawab Ali, the Taluqdar of Akbarpur, U. P. and Kale Nazir Khan, a musician in his employ. Raja Nawab Ali and Kale Nazir Khan Raja Nawab Ali was a musician of repute and an  ...
Sobhana Nayar, 1989
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British policy in India, with special reference to the Nawab ...
On the 19th May, 1766, the Nawab Syef-ul-Dowlah, one of the younger sons of the Nawab Meer J aifier, succeeded his brother, the Nawab Nudjum-ul-Dowlah, who had died without male issue, and on the same date a Treaty was executed ...
‎1870
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The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical ...
And to these may be added the Nawab Safdar Jang, Mushir-ud-daula, Fakhr-ul- Mulk Bahadur, Minister of Justice ; the Nawab Shahab Jang, Mukhtar-ud-daula Bahadur, Minister of Police ; the Nawab Nizam Yar Jang, Hasim-ul-Mulk, ...
Sir Roper Lethbridge, 1893
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The Seven Years' War
The Nawab, angered by the attack at Hooghly, moved south towards the British with 40,000 troops. The British, fearing a joint French/Nawab attack on Calcutta, waited to negotiate with the Nawab, which the Nawab did not wish to do.
Daniel Marston, 2013
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A Pilgrimage to Mecca by the Nawab Sikandar Begum of Bhopal, ...
British Government interfered and hostilities were put an end to. It was arranged that the Kudsiah Begum should resign the reins of government to the Nawab, receiving an estate worth about £12,000 per annum. On the 29th of November, ...
‎1870
9
History of the United Panjab
In 1848 the Nawab offered all the resources of his State for assistance of the British Government in the Multan War, which resulted in the surrender of Multan and the defeat of Dewan Mul Raj, making Multan British possession. These important ...
Bakhshish Singh Nijjar, 1996
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Autobiography and Other Writings of Nawab Abdul Latif Khan ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition.
Abdul Latif, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAWAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nawab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Salman Khan would like to meet Pakistani journalist Chand Nawab
Bollywood actor Salman Khan expressed his desire to meet Chand Nawab, the journalist who has been portrayed in his latest film Bajrangi ... «ARY NEWS, Jul 15»
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Salman keen to meet Chand Nawab
MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Salman Khan has expressed his desire to meet Pakistani reporter Chand Nawab and is making necessary ... «Daily Pakistan, Jul 15»
3
Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone still at war!
Living by the rule, an enemy's enemy is a friend it seems the wife of Nawab doesn't miss a chance to pull Deepika Padukone down and push ... «indiatvnews.com, Jul 15»
4
Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Criticised for Meeting Raj …
National Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said "The Vice-Chancellor must clarify in what capacity (personal or official) he met (the ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
5
Prince of Arcot Hosts Eid Banquet
The Nawab pointed out that the holy month of Ramadan is full of blessings and the believers should strive hard to devote most of the time in ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
6
Pakistan court cancels Musharraf arrest warrant
... country's constitution in 2007, as well as murder cases for two-time premier Benazir Bhutto and veteran Baluch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti. «Anadolu Agency, Jul 15»
7
A Royal Time Wrap
Towards the end of the month, he has an appointment with the Nawab of Arcot, one of the four original royals who bore the title of 'nawab'. «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Jul 15»
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a mouthful of heaven
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the ruler of Awadh, was exiled by the British in 1856 to Metiaburz, a suburb of Calcutta. A gourmand out and out, ... «mydigitalfc.com, Jul 15»
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Ketan Mehta creates an incredible love story in Manjhi - The …
As Chand Nawab in Kabir Khan's latest outing, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he literally transforms into the TV reporter's character, and in fact, of the two ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
10
An Open Letter To Nawazuddin Siddiqui
You are truly a Nawab, the Czar of Bollywood. The proof is in TALAASH, KAHAANI, KICK, BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, in BADLAPUR as Liak. «glamsham.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Nawab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nawab>. Feb 2020 ».
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