maharani maharani n. A great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja. [Also spelled {maharanee}.] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • maharanee — maharani UK [ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːnɪ] / US [ˌmɑhəˈrɑnɪ] or maharanee UK / US noun [countable] Word forms maharani : singular maharani plural maharanis the wife of a maharajah …   English dictionary

  • maharanee — noun see maharani …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maharanee — /mah heuh rah nee/, n. 1. (formerly) the wife of a maharajah. 2. (formerly) an Indian princess who was sovereign in her own right. Also, maharani. [1850 55; < Hindi maharani great queen, equiv. to maha great + rani RANEE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Maharanee — En maharajas gemalinde …   Danske encyklopædi

  • maharanee — ma·ha ra·nee || ‚mɑː(h)É™ rɑːnɪː n. wife of a maharajah (Indian prince or king); Indian princess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maharanee —    (mah hah RAH nee) [Hindi: great queen] The former title of the wife or widow of a maharaja, or of a sovereign Indian princess …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • maharanee — ma·ha·ra·nee …   English syllables

  • maharanee — ma•ha•ra•nee or ma•ha•ra•ni [[t]ˌmɑ həˈrɑ ni[/t]] n. pl. nees or nis 1) raj the wife of a maharajah 2) raj a former Indian princess being sovereign in her own right • Etymology: 1850–55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, der. of mahā great …   From formal English to slang

  • maharanee — n. (also maharani) hist. a maharaja s wife or widow. Etymology: Hindi maharani f. maha great + RANEE …   Useful english dictionary

  • maharani or maharanee — ma|ha|ra|ni or ma|ha|ra|nee [ ,mahə rani ] noun count the wife of a maharajah …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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