- a union territory in N India. 574 sq. mi. (1487 sq. km).
- Also called Old Delhi. a city in and the capital of this territory: former capital of the old Mogul Empire; administrative headquarters of British India 1912–29.
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“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
Of course, Uber in the United States hardly has a reputation for being much better than in Delhi.
On Friday, a 26-year-old woman ordered a taxi in Delhi using the Uber app.
And he will not need a visa to see them; they will come to Delhi.Mr. Politically Correct Obama, Meet Your Opposite, India’s Mr. Modi
May 17, 2014
The guidebooks tell one story of Delhi: the beautiful Mughal gardens and the city snapped from a rickshaw.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital
May 14, 2014
Cf. the carving on the jambs of the Allah-ud-din gate at Delhi.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
They told me up at Delhi that you hadn't your equal at whist or billiards.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
You have heard of General Conyers, perhaps, the political resident at Delhi?Barrington
Charles James Lever
When morning broke they could see, in the distance, the minarets of Delhi.At the Point of the Bayonet
G. A. Henty
So he traveled to Delhi and questioned the oracle as to what he should do.
- the capital of India, in the N central part, on the Jumna river: consists of Old Delhi (a walled city reconstructed in 1639 on the site of former cities of Delhi, which date from the 15th century bc) and New Delhi to the south, chosen as the capital in 1912, replacing Kolkata (then called Calcutta); university (1922). Pop: 9 817 439 (2001)
- an administrative division (National Capital Territory) of N India, formerly a Union Territory. Capital: Delhi. Area: 1483 sq km (572 sq miles). Pop: 13 782 976 (2001)
Word Origin and History for delhi
city in India, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to Hindi dehli "threshold," with reference to the watershed boundary between the Ganges and Indus, which is nearby.