- a city in and capital of Uttar Pradesh state, in N India: the British besieged it (1857) during the Sepoy Rebellion.
[oo t-er pruh-deysh, -desh]
- a state in N India: a former province of British India. 93,933 sq. mi. (243,286 sq. km). Capital: Lucknow.
Formerly United Provinces.Former official name United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
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Standing on the platform in Lucknow, Babbanji saw two trains waiting, one for Delhi and the other for Mumbai.Shooting Slumdog on the Gritty Streets of Mumbai
November 24, 2008
Only, all are trembling for Lucknow, crowded with Helplessness and Innocence!Letters of Edward FitzGerald
He had gone to Lucknow railway station to take possession of Mr. C's.Real Ghost Stories
William T. Stead
They went back to the wagon, toward the point where the route to Lucknow stopped.In Search of the Castaways
Lucknow, December 24th: After luncheon, we took the train for Lucknow.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Lucknow, as well as Cawnpore, has undergone a great change since 1859.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
- a city in N India, capital of Uttar Pradesh: capital of Oudh (1775–1856); the British residency was besieged (1857) during the Indian Mutiny. Pop: 2 207 340 (2001)
- a state of N India: the most populous state; originated in 1877 with the merging of Agra and Oudh as the United Provinces; augmented by the states of Rampur, Benares, and Tehri-Garhwal in 1949; the N Himalayan region passed to the new state of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) in 2000; now consists mostly of the Upper Ganges plain; agricultural. Capital: Lucknow. Pop: 166 052 859 (2001). Area: 243 350 sq km (93 933 sq miles)
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