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I used to do a lot of serious theatre during my school and college days. Comedy was only reserved for youth festival and inter-college competitions. Then once 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' was launched, a regional channel in Punjab started a program based on that. I participated in it and emerged as the winner.
Kapil Sharma

Meaning of "Punjab" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUNJAB

Punjab  [pʌnˈdʒɑːb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUNJAB

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Punjab 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 PUNJAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Punjab

Punjab region

The Punjab (i/ˈpʌndʒɑːb/ or /ˈpʌndʒæb/), also spelled Panjab, panj-āb, "five rivers" (Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬ (Gurumukhi); پنجاب (Shahmukhi)), is a geographical region in South Asia comprising vast territories of eastern Pakistan and northern India. In Pakistan, it includes the Punjab province and parts of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Azad Kashmir. In India, it includes Punjab state and Chandigarh union territory and Haryana and parts of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Division and Rajasthan. The name of the region is a compound of two Persian words and was introduced to the region by the Turkic Muslim conquerors of India and more formally popularized during the Mughal empire. Punjab literally means "(The Land of) Five Waters" referring to the following rivers: the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Beas. All are tributaries of the Indus River, the Jhelum being the largest. The region has a long history. It has been inhabited by Harappans, proto-Dravidians and Indo-Aryans and has seen numerous invasions by the Persians, Greeks, Kushans, Ghaznavids, Timurids, Mughals, Afghans, British and others.

Definition of Punjab in the English dictionary

The first definition of Punjab in the dictionary is a province in NW British India: divided between India and Pakistan in 1947. Other definition of Punjab is a state of NW India: reorganized in 1966 as a Punjabi-speaking state, a large part forming the new state of Haryana; mainly agricultural. Capital: Chandigarh. Pop: 24 289 296. Area: 50 255 sq km. Punjab is also a province of W Pakistan: created in 1947. Capital: Lahore. Pop: 82 710 000. Area: 205 344 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PUNJAB


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
nawab
nəˈwɑːb
niqab
nɪˈkɑːb
rhubarb
ˈruːbɑːb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUNJAB

Punjab States
Punjabi

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUNJAB

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

Synonyms and antonyms of Punjab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Punjab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUNJAB

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

Translator English - Chinese

旁遮普
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Punjab
570 millions of speakers

English

Punjab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंजाब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البنجاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Пенджаб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Punjab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাঞ্জাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Punjab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Punjab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pandschab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パンジャブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

펀 자브
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Punjab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Punjab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பஞ்சாப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंजाब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Pencap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Punjab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pendżab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Пенджаб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Punjab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Punjab
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Punjab
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Punjab
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Punjab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Punjab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUNJAB»

The term «Punjab» is very widely used and occupies the 11.906 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUNJAB» OVER TIME

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

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5 QUOTES WITH «PUNJAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Punjab.
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Preneet Kaur
The electricity tariff in Punjab is highest in north India, and it should be decreased.
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Preneet Kaur
Women are totally unsafe in Punjab.
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Preneet Kaur
The police in Punjab has been politicised; it has become a wing of the Akali Dal.
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Kapil Sharma
I used to do a lot of serious theatre during my school and college days. Comedy was only reserved for youth festival and inter-college competitions. Then once 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' was launched, a regional channel in Punjab started a program based on that. I participated in it and emerged as the winner.
5
Harbhajan Singh
I have entered the sports equipment business with 'Bhajji Sports.' I am applying for ICC clearance so that cricket bats with 'Bhajji Sports' logos could be used for international matches. In domestic circuit, the Punjab team is already wearing Bhajji Sports dresses for the Ranji Trophy matches.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUNJAB»

Discover the use of Punjab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Punjab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ruling Through Education: The Politics of Schooling in the ...
Tracing the history of colonial education in the Punjab, the large province of Hindustan divided today between India and Pakistan, this book argues that the British-controlled system of colonial education in Hindustan failed well before the ...
Tim Allender, 2006
2
Punjab
"India, Punjab, people, culture, society."
K. S. Singh, I. J. S. Bansal, Swaran Singh, 2003
3
The Indian Army and the Making of Punjab
This book looks closely at the Indian army in order to show precisely how collaboration worked to sustain a national empire and a local economy. Show More Show Less.
Rajit K. Mazumder, 2003
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The Sikhs of the Punjab
The book offers a comprehensive statement on one of the largest and most important communities in India today.
J. S. Grewal, 1998
5
Classic Cooking Of Punjab
Provides Recipes With Necessary Details Relating To Classic Punjabi Food-Appetite, Vegetarian Starters, Non-Vegetarian Starters, Vegetarian Entre, Non-Vegetarian Entre, Rice, Breads, Dahi, Chutney, Pappad, Snacks, Desserts, Masalas.
Jiggs Kalra, Pushpesh Pant, 2004
6
Punjab: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
7
Agricultural Growth and Structural Changes in the Punjab ...
In the case of Punjab, after adoption of the new seed-fertilizer technology there was a marked increase in the growth rate of agriculture, which in turn accelerated growth in other sectors of the state economy through input, output, and ...
‎1990
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Insurrection to Agitation: The Naxalite Movement in Punjab
Seeks To Identify The Solid Economic Force Leading To The Naxalite Movement In Punjab, The Role Of Ideology And Peoples Support To It And The Effect Of The Movement On The Social And Cultural Life In Punjab.
Paramjit S. Judge, 1992
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Geography of Punjab
A geographical account of physical characteristics of punjab. The book takes a close look at its rich historical heritage, physical resources, geographical setting, climate, vegetation, land use , and economic growth.
Harpal Singh Mavi, 1993
10
Civil Society in Malerkotla, Punjab: Fostering Resilience ...
Randhawa uncovers how religious associations, expressions and activities have helped to build social capital and stabilize peace.This book also emphasizes interreligious understanding, cross-cultural awareness, and conflict transformation, ...
Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUNJAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Punjab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Punjab police station siege puts Indian security forces on high alert
The Punjab, however, was racked by violence involving local Sikh ... battled security forces for more than 25 years, while Punjab has its own history of militancy. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
High alert sounded across nation after Punjab terror attack
A high alert has been sounded across the nation with security being beefed up at busy public places and markets in the wake of the terror attack in Punjab. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Punjab attack eerily similar to Jammu attacks: Omar Abdullah
NEW DELHI: The terror attack in Punjab is eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Punjab Terror Strike Revives Memories of Violence in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: The terror strike in Punjab's Gurdaspur area on Monday has revived memories of similar strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, besides sending shock ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Gurdaspur terror attack: Bus driver, villagers saved many lives in …
Dinanagar (Punjab): The alertness and bravery of a bus driver saved several lives as terrorists launched an attack in Punjab on Monday. Punjab Roadways ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»
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Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal congratulates India's first NBA draft …
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today felicitated Barnala lad Satnam Singh Bhamara for making the state proud by becoming the first Indian ... «Firstpost, Jun 15»
7
Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2015 - as it happened
That's all from me for now. I'll be back soon with Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders, an old-fashioned, winner-takes-all six-pointer. Join me if you ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2015 – as it …
Can Chris Gayle, pictured here playing for West Indies in this year's World Cup, supply more pyrotechnics for Royal Challengers? Photograph: Peter ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2015 – as it happened
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2015 – as it happened. Kings XI 183-5; Knight Riders 184-9; KKR win by one wicket with one ball to spare. «The Guardian, May 15»
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Days After Moga Horror, Another Woman Allegedly Molested on Bus …
Khanna, Punjab: In the middle of anger and protests in Punjab over the death of a 14-year-old who was molested and then thrown from a moving bus, another ... «NDTV, May 15»

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