Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Mumbai.

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  • proper n. Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra, India.
  • proper n. A medium size short hair domestic cat breed meant to resemble a Black Panther, developed in Kentucky during the 1950s.
  • n. A cat of the Bombay breed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India

Etymologies

From Portuguese Bombaim, possibly from Marathi MumbadeviĀ ("goddess Mumba"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fitzgerald, the Governor of Bombay, as follows: -- ` _Sir Bartle Frere wishes health and prosperity to all old friends in Bombay_. '

    The Battery and the Boiler Adventures in Laying of Submarine Electric Cables

  • Presidency of Bombay in favor of Ragoba, did afterwards, when it appeared that those negotiations were _entirely laid aside_, declare that his apprehension of the consequence of a pretended _intrigue_ between the Mahrattas and the French _was the sole motive of all the late measures taken for the support of the Presidency of Bombay_; but that neither of the preceding declarations contained the true motives and objects of the said Hastings, whose real purpose, as it appeared soon after, was, to make use of the superiority of the British power in

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

  • I think my Grandmother's home in Bombay is an extreme case, where, at some point, my grandmother and aunt got tired of the jangling doorbell and now just prop the door open all day.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • PHOTO: A blogger named Vinu in Bombay is uploading photos of damage from the attacks, including the image above; more photos are being uploaded as I type this post (thanks, Maurice Reeves).

    Boing Boing

  • The city of Bombay is home to a vast and vibrant community of Gujaratis and my grandmom (aji) in Bombay has a host of Gujarati neighbors and friends.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Living and eating in Bombay is what started me off on a firm foodie footing.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Just to drive in the twenty miles or so from Santa Cruz to Bombay is to confront a festering mass of degrading humanity, for which despite his reading the imagination of the Westerner has not really prepared him.

    The Christian Minority in the World of Tomorrow

  • SlumDog tells nothing about Bombay, haven't seen SlumDog but lived in Bombay for almost 6 months and that is my opinion sandeepa

    Veg Sandwich From The Streets of Mumbai

  • While Bombay is the city of the middle classes comfortable with an imperial multiculturalism in which they occupied an upper berth, Mumbai is the city of the working and lower classes.

    Bombs, slums, and brightly-coloured balloons « Squares of Wheat

  • The southern end of Bombay is a playground for ideas in Gothic decoration that make St Pancras look like the work of Mies van der Rohe.

    Bombs, slums, and brightly-coloured balloons « Squares of Wheat

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