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[in-duh s] /ˈɪn dəs/
a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. 1900 miles (3060 km) long.


[in-duh s] /ˈɪn dəs/
noun, genitive Indi
[in-dahy] /ˈɪn daɪ/ (Show IPA).
the Indian, a southern constellation between Grus and Pavo.
Origin of Indus
< New Latin, Latin

indus. Unabridged
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  • In the valley of the Indus, accumulations of boulders, which I believe to be moraines, occur in Rondu as low as 6000 feet.

  • But those who have never seen even a rivulet cannot imagine the Indus.

    The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
  • Proceeding from this place for three days, they again crossed the Indus, where the country on each side was low and level.

  • He sat for many years by the banks of the Indus, and meditated.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • With effect from the 1st April, 1879, the whole Customs line was abolished, with the exception of a small portion on the Indus.

  • I do not wonder so much at the names of the Indus and the Ganges being the same.

  • Mr. Erskine notes as worthy of record that the rhinoceros was at that date no longer found west of the Indus.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
British Dictionary definitions for Indus


a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Telescopium and Tucano


a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet in the Kailas Range of the Himalayas and flowing northwest through Kashmir, then southwest across Pakistan to the Arabian Sea: important throughout history, esp for the Indus Civilization (about 3000 to 1500 bc), and for irrigation. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)
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Word Origin and History for Indus

river in Asia, from Sanskrit sindhu "river." The southern constellation, created 1603 by Bayer, represents "an Indian," not the river.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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