Definitions

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

  • A river of southern Asia rising in the Himalaya Mountains of southwest Xizang (Tibet) and flowing about 2,896 km (1,800 mi) east then south and west through northeast India to join the Ganges River and form a vast delta in central Bangladesh.

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  • proper n. A great river in India.
  • n. A domestic fowl, the Brahmapootra.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of the domestic hen better known as brahma. See brahma.

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

  • n. an Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal

Etymologies

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Sanskrit ब्रह्मपुत्र ("son of Brahma"), from ब्रह्मा ("Brahma") + पुत्र ("son")

Examples

  • Beijing is building a massive, power-generating dam on China's Tsang Po river, which also runs through India -- where it is known as the Brahmaputra -- and Bangladesh

    KI Media

  • The Ganges and the Brahmaputra are the chains of gold that wind round and round your neck; in the woodland fringes on the distant banks of the dark waters of the river, I have seen your collyrium-darkened eyelashes; the changeful sheen of your __sari__ moves for me in the play of light and shade amongst the swaying shoots of green corn; and the blazing summer heat, which makes the whole sky lie gasping like a red-tongued lion in the desert, is nothing but your cruel radiance.

    The Home and the World

  • According to media reports, China is considering a new plan to divert the Brahmaputra waters from its upper reaches to fight drought conditions in its northwestern territories.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Anupam Nath/Associated Press Fishermen prepare food on their boat on the Brahmaputra river in Assam state, northeastern India, on Wednesday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • There can be a multi-modal transport via the Brahmaputra.

    Will Water Scarcity Increase Tensions Across Asia?

  • Anupam Nath/Associated Press A woman dried a cloth in the wind as rain clouds hover over the river Brahmaputra in the eastern Indian city of Gauhati, June 9.

    Monsoon in India

  • Anupam Nath/Associated Press A man pushed his cart as rain clouds hovered over the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, June 9.

    Monsoon in India

  • Indian government sources say they will continue to monitor Chinese activity along the Brahmaputra using satellite capabilities, which have dramatically improved over the past two years.

    Indian Satellites Confirm China Not Diverting River

  • India's Brahmaputra river, known in China as the Yarlung Tsangpo, is a lifeline that provides irrigation and hydroelectric power for several Indian states and Bangladesh.

    Indian Satellites Confirm China Not Diverting River

  • No formal agreement exists between India and China for the sharing of water from the Brahmaputra river.

    Indian Satellites Confirm China Not Diverting River

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