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[krawr, krohr] /krɔr, kroʊr/
(in India) the sum of ten million, especially of rupees; one hundred lacs.
Origin of crore
First recorded in 1600-10, crore is from the Hindi word kroṛ, karoṛ Unabridged
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  • He was brought to Lahore and had to pay a crore (ten millions) of rupees.


    Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
  • We should not be surprised to be told that the amount spent within the last thirty years alone amounts to a crore of rupees.

  • Why, the Pearl Scarf alone is valued at a crore of rupees, which is about three million, three hundred thousand in our money.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • Lac, a term employed in India for a hundred thousand, a crore amounting to 100 lacs, usually of money.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • She describes 100,000 with one word—a 'lahk'; she describes ten millions with one word—a 'crore'.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • When the cession took place, each half was estimated at one crore and thirty-three lacs.

  • The half retained by the Oude Sovereign was estimated at the same; but it now yields to the Sovereign only one crore.

British Dictionary definitions for crore


(in Indian English) ten million
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi karōr, from Prakrit krodi
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