kashmir

[ kazh-meer, kash- ]
/ ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ- /

noun

Definition for kashmir (2 of 3)

Kashmir

[ kash-meer, kazh-, kash-meer, kazh- ]
/ ˈkæʃ mɪər, ˈkæʒ-, kæʃˈmɪər, kæʒ- /

noun

Also Cashmere. a former princely state in SW Asia, adjacent to India, Pakistan, Sinkiang, and Tibet: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
Official name Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this state occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. About 39,146 sq. mi. (101,387 sq. km). Capital: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).

Definition for kashmir (3 of 3)

cashmere

or kash·mir

[ kazh-meer, kash- ]
/ ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ- /

noun

the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat.
a garment made of this wool.
a yarn made from this wool.
a wool or cashmere fabric of plain or twill weave.

Origin of cashmere

First recorded in 1815–25; named after Cashmere
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British Dictionary definitions for kashmir (1 of 4)

kashmir

/ (ˈkæʃmɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of cashmere

British Dictionary definitions for kashmir (2 of 4)

Kashmir

/ (kæʃˈmɪə) /

noun

a region of SW central Asia: from the 16th century ruled by the Moguls, Afghans, Sikhs, and British successively; since 1947 disputed between India, Pakistan, and China; 84 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles) in the northwest are held by Pakistan and in part known as Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir), part as the Northern Areas; an area of 42 735 sq km (16 496 sq miles) in the east (the Aksai Chin) is held by China; the remainder was in 1956 officially incorporated into India as the state of Jammu and Kashmir; traversed by the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges and the Rivers Jhelum and Indus; a fruit-growing and cattle-grazing region, with a woollen industry. Capitals: (Jammu and Kashmir) Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter); (Azad Kashmir) Muzaffarabad; (Northern Areas) Gilgit

British Dictionary definitions for kashmir (3 of 4)

Cashmere

/ (kæʃˈmɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of Kashmir

British Dictionary definitions for kashmir (4 of 4)

cashmere

kashmir

/ (ˈkæʃmɪə) /

noun

a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
  1. cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
  2. (as modifier)a cashmere sweater
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Culture definitions for kashmir

Kashmir

[ (kash-meer) ]

A state of India, in its extreme north. When mainly Hindu India became independent of Great Britain in 1947, many of its predominantly Muslim areas split off as Pakistan. Kashmir, a mainly Muslim area, remained part of India, which led to persistent conflicts between India and Pakistan.

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