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Calcutta

[ kal-kuht-uh ]

noun

  1. former name of Kolkata ( def ) (but sometimes still used).
  2. (sometimes lowercase) Also called Calcutta pool. a form of betting pool for a competition or tournament, as golf or auto racing, in which gamblers bid for participating contestants in an auction, the proceeds from which are put into a pool for distribution, according to a prearranged scale of percentages, to those who selected winners.


Calcutta

/ kælˈkʌtə /

noun

  1. the former official name (still widely used) of Kolkata


Calcutta

  1. Largest city in India , located in the eastern part of the country on the Hooghly River.


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Notes

Calcutta is one of the largest cities in the world and suffers from poverty, overcrowding, and unemployment.

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Example Sentences

He’s never been outside of Calcutta, and lives vicariously through Rahamat, daydreaming of caravans slowly making their way through high mountain passes.

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Outnumbered five to one in Britain, Scots made up 60 percent of the merchants in Bengal, Calcutta and Madras.

Two brothers from Calcutta face divergent fates, one tragic and one beholden to that tragedy.

Patients Trapped in Calcutta Hospital   A fire broke out in a Calcutta hospital Friday, killing more than 80 people.

In the summer of 2006, an obscure mullah in Calcutta seemed desperate for some media attention.

Another is for education travel, to see the Taj Mahal and Calcutta and Delhi.

Here it broke into the Calcutta and Bombay branches, each nearly a thousand miles in length.

Each day he was sending serenely confident telegrams to Calcutta and receiving equally reassuring ones from a fatuous Viceroy.

I have seen a set of cut-glass sent to Calcutta for the purpose, or a girandole, too handsome for Brazilian purchasers.

Every evening, before sunset, all the fashionable world of Calcutta streams hitherward.

Calcutta, in India, taken by Surajah Dowla: of 146 prisoners put into a dungeon called the "black hole," 123 were suffocated.

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