a city in and a union territory of India, in the N part: joint capital of Punjab and Haryana states.
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).
a province in NE Pakistan. 79,284 sq. mi. (205,330 sq. km).
a city and Union Territory of N India, joint capital of the Punjab and Haryana: modern city planned in the 1950s by Le Corbusier. Pop: 808 796 (2001), of city; 900 414 (2001), of union territory. Area (of union territory): 114 sq km (44 sq miles)
(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)
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.
the period of the oscillation (Chandler wobble) of the earth’s axis, varying between 416 and 433 days.
a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap. a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type: a ship chandler. a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc. Charles Frederick, 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert. Raymond (Thornton) 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels. […]
a storeroom for candles. the warehouse, wares, or business of a chandler. noun (pl) -dleries the business, warehouse, or merchandise of a chandler a place where candles are kept n. c.1600, from Middle French chandelerie, from chandelier (see chandler).
(Chandragupta Maurya) died 286? b.c, king of northern India 322?–298 b.c.: founder of the Maurya empire. noun Greek name Sandracottos. died ?297 bc, ruler of N India, who founded the Maurya dynasty (325) and defeated Seleucus (?305)