What does Gandhi mean?

Definitions for Gandhiˈgɑn di, ˈgæn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Indira Nehru Gandhi, Mrs. Gandhi(noun)

    daughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)

  2. Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi(noun)

    political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)


  1. Gandhi(adj.)

    Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu nationalist and religious leader, who preached non-violent resistance to oppression.


  1. Gandhi(ProperNoun)

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, and proponent of nonviolence.

  2. Gandhi(ProperNoun)

    used by Hindu, Jain, Parsi and Sikh people throughout India.

  3. Origin: From ગાંધી, गांधी.


  1. Gandhi

    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an Indian lawyer and activist who was a leader of the nation's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was a collaboration of British and Indian production companies and was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the titular role. The film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted. Gandhi was released in India on 30 November 1982, in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1982, and in the United States on 6 December 1982. It was nominated for Academy Awards in eleven categories, winning eight, including Best Picture. Richard Attenborough won for Best Director, and Ben Kingsley for Best Actor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gandhi in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gandhi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amar Shergill:

    Gandhi was a child molester.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth.

  3. Mahatma Gandhi:

    N.B. This quote refers to the British disarmament of the Indian Army. Gandhi never advocated the individual right to bear arms.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)

  5. Mewa Ramgobin:

    For us in South Africa, we have a kind of responsibility not to extol the virtues of Gandhi, but to find out whether we can use those values to transform our country.

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