crore

[ krawr, krohr ]

noun
  1. (in India) the sum of ten million, especially of rupees; one hundred lacs.

Origin of crore

1
First recorded in 1600–10, crore is from the Hindi word kroṛ, karoṛ

Words Nearby crore

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How to use crore in a sentence

  • We should not be surprised to be told that the amount spent within the last thirty years alone amounts to a crore of rupees.

British Dictionary definitions for crore

crore

/ (krɔː) /


noun
  1. (in Indian English) ten million

Origin of crore

1
C17: from Hindi karōr, from Prakrit krodi

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