from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of north-central India east-southeast of Delhi. Once the capital of the kingdom of Oudh (1775-1856), it was besieged for five months during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Population: 2,200,000.
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- proper n. State capital of Uttar Pradesh (India).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A city in India, the site of the Indian Mutiny (1857) when the British were beseiged.
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- n. the British residents of Lucknow were besieged by Indian insurgents during the Indian Mutiny (1857)
- n. a city in northern India in Uttar Pradesh; during the Indian Mutiny its British residents were besieged by Indian insurgents
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