from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The birdlike immortal being that serves as a mount for Vishnu.


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  • And they said, 'As this ranger of the skies rises on its wings bearing a heavy burden, let this foremost of birds having snakes for his food be called Garuda (bearer of heavy weight).'

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • This approach continues in the resistance work, in which weights are largely eschewed in favour of stretchy bands attached to the ceiling, a giant pilates machine-cum-torture instrument otherwise known as the Garuda, and a series of free movements - arm swoops and leg swoops in every direction imaginable - that are incomprehensibly exhausting. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In Hindu mythology, the Garuda is a chimera, a half-bird, half-man creature, and Vishnu's ride.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • Garuda, which is owned by the Indonesian government, is planning to raise $300 million from an initial public offering this year to help fund the expansion and better connect the country's 230 million people and 17,000 islands.

    Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

  • Maybe it's an El Greco oil painting or a 1st century Roman sculpture, maybe it's a 12thcentury "Garuda" at Preah Khan in Angkor, Cambodia or maybe it's the 1980's Donald Judd concrete sculptures in Marfa, Texas.

    Suzanne Deal Booth: Hip to the Past

  • Some time back, the government had introduced the 'Garuda' autorichshaw, which ran on diesel, in the city and had offered loans for those wanting to buy it.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • "Garuda" at Preah Khan in Angkor, Cambodia or maybe it's the 1980's Donald Judd concrete sculptures in Marfa, Texas.

    The Full Feed from

  • And while carriers such as Garuda and Lion, as well as the former military-owned Mandala, are modernising their fleets, there are still plenty of clunkers among the country's 200 aircraft, as anyone who travels the country knows.

    The Australian | News |

  • The Coast Guard air component is also trained and operated at Garuda, which is an inter-services station with two Air Force officers working at the Air Traffic Control (ATC), "says Commodore Garg.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Garuda raised only $530 million in a disappointing initial public offering reflecting investor belief that the airline's offering price was too high.

    The Power List


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