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or Hai·dar·a·bad

[hahy-der-uh-bahd, -bad, hahy-druh-]
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  1. a former state in S India, now part of Andhra Pradesh, Mysore, and Maharashtra.
  2. a city in S central India, the capital of Telangana and the temporary capital of Andhra Pradesh, in S India.
  3. a city in SE Pakistan, on the Indus River.

Andhra Pradesh

[ahn-druh pruh-deysh]
  1. a state in SE India, formed from portions of Chennai and Hyderabad states 1956. 105,963 sq. mi. (274,444 sq. km). Capital: Hyderabad.


[tel-uh n-gah-nuh]
  1. a state of central S India since 2014. 44,340 sq. mi. (114,840 sq. km). Capital: Hyderabad (shared with Andhra Pradesh).
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  • With a wave of his hand he would speak of a certain bazaar in Hyderabad.

  • Hyderabad is the capital, situated on the banks of the Indus.

    Our Soldiers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • To Hyderabad he accordingly marched, and took possession of that city.

    Our Soldiers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Golconda: a place near Hyderabad, India, noted for its diamonds.

    The Short-story

    William Patterson Atkinson

  • In Hyderabad, castration used to be performed at about the age of sixteen.

British Dictionary definitions for hyderabad


  1. a city in S central India, capital of Andhra Pradesh state and capital of former Hyderabad state; university (1918). Pop: 3 449 878 (2001)
  2. a former state of S India: divided in 1956 between the states of Andhra Pradesh, Mysore, and Maharashtra
  3. a city in SW Pakistan, on the River Indus: seat of the University of Sind (1947). Pop: 1 392 000 (2005 est)

Andhra Pradesh

  1. a state of SE India, on the Bay of Bengal: formed in 1953 from parts of Tamil Nadu (then called Madras) and Hyderabad states. Capital: Hyderabad. Pop: 75 727 541 (2001). Area: about 275 068 sq km (106 204 sq miles)
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