Definitions for lucknowˈlʌk naʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, in N India. 1,619,115.
Category: Geography (places)
a city in northern India in Uttar Pradesh; during the Indian Mutiny its British residents were besieged by Indian insurgents
the British residents of Lucknow were besieged by Indian insurgents during the Indian Mutiny (1857)
State capital of Uttar Pradesh (India).
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
fourth city in India, cap. of the prov. of Oudh, on the Gumti, a tributary of the Ganges, 200 m. NW. of Benares; is a centre of Indian culture and Mohammedan theology, an industrial and commercial city. It has many magnificent buildings, Canning and Martinière Colleges, various schools and Government offices. It manufactures brocades, shawls, muslins, and embroideries, and trades in country products, European cloth, salt, and leather. Its siege from July 1857 to March 1858, its relief by Havelock and Outram, and final deliverance by Sir Colin Campbell, form the most stirring incidents of the Indian Mutiny.