American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The wife of a maharajah.
- n. A princess in India ranking above a rani, especially the sovereign ruler of one of the former native states.
- n. Used as a title for such a woman.
- n. Wife of a maharajah, approximately, a queen-consort.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja.
- n. a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja
- From Hindustani महा रानी / مہا رانی (mahā rānī), from Sanskrit. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi mahārānī, from Sanskrit mahārājñī : mahā-, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + rājñī, queen; see reg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chelsea smoothed her French twist hairstyle with her hands and burst from the stall, emitting attitude like a pissed-off maharani.”
“She sounds anxious; instinctively, she reaches down beside the bed to touch the tapered fingers of a hand, a bronze, cast from the slender arm of a young maharani, a friend from the Thirties.”
“Titled jet-setters, a maharajah and maharani, a baroness somebody in a beaded mask.”
“Dal dish looks befitting for a maharani..is that why it is called so..”
“Murray Kempton, of the New York Post, attended the party and wrote, 'All these people, the Sinatras, Nat Coles, Gene Kellys - the most inescapably valuable collection of flesh this side of the register of maharani -- sons of immigrant or second-class citizens of not so long ago.”
“I know the Khalsa's been spoiling for this - but if they know their own maharani has been conspiring with the enemy, and suspect their own commanders ... well, even the rank and file must have a shrewd idea their rulers want to see 'em beat.”
“In the hit 1984 ITV series Jewel in the Crown, set in the dying days of the British Raj, a minor maharani screams on tasting a single malt gifted to her by Charles Dance - she thinks he's trying to poison her.”
“The maharani had exquisite taste and I did get to see a beautiful crystal encrusted sandal that was made especially for her.”
“If your grandmother the maharani comes to know that I let you drive, I'll lose my job.”
“The maharani sent me to the airport to bring you straight to the Vengai Ponni Amman temple," said the karwar.”
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