[luh-hawr, -hohr]


a city in NE Pakistan: the capital of Punjab province.


[puhn-jahb, puhn-jahb]


a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan.
a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh.
a province in NE Pakistan. 19,445 sq. mi. (50,362 sq. km). Capital: Lahore. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of lahore

Historical Examples of lahore

  • That we shall be able in ten years' time to spend a week-end at Lahore?

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • A similar progress has been made in wood-carving in the prison at Lahore.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • I decided, regretfully, to make a change in the command of the Lahore Division.


    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • "I am afraid this knocks the Lahore week on the head," he said at length.

  • If I find it impossible to manage Lahore, you will remain here.

British Dictionary definitions for lahore



a city in NE Pakistan: capital of the former province of West Pakistan (1955–70); University of the Punjab (1882). Pop: 6 373 000 (2005 est)
a variety of large domestic fancy pigeon having a black-and-white plumage



(formerly) a province in NW British India: divided between India and Pakistan in 1947
a state of NW India: reorganized in 1966 as a Punjabi-speaking state, a large part forming the new state of Haryana; mainly agricultural. Capital: Chandigarh. Pop: 24 289 296 (2001). Area: 50 255 sq km (19 403 sq miles)
a province of W Pakistan: created in 1947. Capital: Lahore. Pop: 82 710 000 (2003 est). Area: 205 344 sq km (127 595 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for lahore


region on the Indian subcontinent, from Hindi Panjab, from Persian panj "five" (from PIE *penkwo-; see five) + ab "water." So called for its five rivers. Related: Punjabi.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper