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Gandhi

[gahn-dee, gan-]
noun
  1. In·di·ra [in-deer-uh] /ɪnˈdɪər ə/, 1917–84, Indian political leader: prime minister 1966–77 and 1980–84 (daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru).
  2. Mo·han·das Kar·am·chand [moh-huh n-dahs kuhr-uh m-chuhnd] /ˌmoʊ hənˈdɑs ˌkʌr əmˈtʃʌnd/, Mahatma, 1869–1948, Hindu religious leader, nationalist, and social reformer.
  3. Ra·jiv [rah-jeev] /rɑˈdʒiv/, 1944–91, Indian political leader: prime minister 1984–89 (son of Indira).
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  • After breakfast our trio sought out Gandhi for farewell pronams.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • "I am fighting for nothing less than world peace," Gandhi has declared.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • The lowly peasant has been able to rise to Gandhi's high challenge.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • The nonviolent voice of Gandhi appeals to man's highest conscience.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • Mr. Gandhi, with a significant smile, said: "The lion will then lie with the lamb."

    Freedom's Battle

    Mahatma Gandhi


British Dictionary definitions for gandhi

Gandhi

noun
  1. Indira (Priyadarshini) (ɪnˈdɪərə, ˈɪndərə), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. 1917–84, Indian stateswoman; prime minister of India (1966–77; 1980–84); assassinated
  2. Mohandas Karamchand (ˌməʊhənˈdʌs ˌkʌrəmˈtʃʌnd), known as Mahatma Gandhi. 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader and social reformer. He played a major part in India's struggle for home rule and was frequently imprisoned by the British for organizing acts of civil disobedience. He advocated passive resistance and hunger strikes as means of achieving reform, campaigned for the untouchables, and attempted to unite Muslims and Hindus. He was assassinated by a Hindu extremist
  3. Rajiv (ræˈdʒiːv), son of Indira Gandhi. 1944–91, Indian statesman; prime minister of India (1984–89); assassinated
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