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

  • n. Variant of Maratha.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of Maratha.
  • proper n. Alternative form of Maratha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a race of Hindus inhabiting western and central India, who in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries conquered and ruled many states, of which they formed a confederation, but which are now largely under British rule.

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

  • n. a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra


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  • It was what men call a Mahratta _laonee_, and it said: ---

    Soldiers Three

  • I undertook no part of the Persian; but, instead thereof, engaged in translating it into Maharastra, commonly called the Mahratta language, the person who assists me in the Hindostani being a Mahratta.

    Life of William Carey

  • Ragoba, however, found means not only to pay his troops, but to buy off some of the chiefs of the hostile confederacy; and then he and his English allies marched upon Poona, which was a kind of Mahratta capital.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • This, however, was no unwonted mood of passion with Darsie Latimer, upon whom Cupid was used to triumph only in the degree of a Mahratta conqueror, who overruns a province with the rapidity of lightning, but finds it impossible to retain it beyond a very brief space.


  • Wellesley at the head of the 19th Dragoons charging the Mahratta

    The Newcomes

  • Excellency, despising the Mahratta chieftain, had allowed him to advance about two thousand miles in his front, and knew not in the slightest degree where to lay hold on him.


  • ‘And who is that?’ the Mahratta asked, glancing sideways nervously.


  • In two hours several telegrams had reached the angry minister of a southern State reporting that all trace of a somewhat bruised Mahratta had been lost; and by the time the leisurely train halted at Saharunpore the last ripple of the stone Kim had helped to heave was lapping against the steps of a mosque in far-away Roum — where it disturbed a pious man at prayers.


  • At Bandakui, where lives one of Us, I thought to slip the scent by changing my face, and so made me a Mahratta.


  • From the South — God knows how far — came up the Mahratta, playing the Great Game in fear of his life.



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