Definitions

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

  • Formerly Ma·dras (mə-drăsˈ, -dräsˈ)Chennai A city of southeast India on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Founded in 1639 as Fort St. George by the British East India Company, Chennai was held by the French from 1746 to 1748. It is today a major industrial, commercial, and cultural center with a thriving harbor (constructed 1862-1901). Population: 4,210,000.

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  • proper n. State capital of Tamil Nadu (India), formerly known as Madras.

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  • n. a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras

Etymologies

From the name of Chennappa Naicker, the Rajah of Chandragiri, a Telugu-speaker from Andhra Pradesh. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • March 21st, 2010 more images CHENNAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes. com) - On Sunday morning auction in Chennai for the two new IPL teams, the Rendezvous Sports World Ltd bid for the Kochi team and won the ownership bid for it.

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  • CHENNAI: A highly decomposed body found in a lake on Sunday on the outskirts of Chennai has been identified as that of missing Tamil Nadu CPM leader W R Varadarajan.

    The Times of India

  • CHENNAI: Nalini, serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has been shifted from Vellore prison to Puzhal jail in the suburbs of Chennai after she complained of harassment by jail officials.

    The Times of India

  • CHENNAI: At least 250 employees of Foxconn, a mobile accessories manufacturing unit at Sunguvarchattiram near Sriperumbudur, about 40km from Chennai, were rushed to hospitals since Friday following suspected inhalation of pesticides.

    The Times of India

  • CHENNAI: Training for all master trainers for the Census 2011 operations in Chennai, under the guidance of master trainer facilitators, got over at the EDUSAT centres in the city on Monday.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • CHENNAI: The Geographical Indications Registry, Chennai, has said that it has not committed any illegality by registering Tirupati laddus as a Geographical Indication (GI).

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • CHENNAI: The world's oldest steam locomotive is all set to chug again and thrill train lovers in a Heritage Run planned in Chennai soon.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • CHENNAI: Southern Railway will run special trains between Chennai and Nagercoil to clear the rush of passengers.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • June 30th, 2010 CHENNAI - The modernization of the hundred-year-old Guindy National Snake Park in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city has led to an increase in the flow of tourists here.

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  • Nissan premiers compact car Micra in Geneva, to be rolled out from India GENEVA/CHENNAI - Japanese car major Nissan Motor Company Tuesday confirmed what has been an open secret - its new global compact car Micra will be rolled out from a plant near Chennai for the world market.

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