[krawr, krohr]


(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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crore

Historical Examples of crore

  • 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)

British Dictionary definitions for crore



(in Indian English) ten million

Word Origin for crore

C17: from Hindi karōr, from Prakrit krodi
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