pl. crores or
in India and Pakistan, one hundred lakhs, or the sum of ten million: said specif. of rupees
Origin of crore; from Hindi karo?
nounChiefly South Asian
Ten million: worth three crore fifty lakh rupees; a cost of over several crores.
Origin of croreHindi and Urdu karo&rlowdot;, from Prakrit ko&dlowdot;i-, from Sanskrit ko&tlowdot;i&hlowdot;, probably specialized use of ko&tlowdot;i&hlowdot;, tip of a bow, highest point.
- (India) Ten millions, particularly with regard to a currency.
- Following the ban, the government stands to lose Rs 30 crore annually, sources said. (India Times, 2nd July 2003)
- The population of Gujarat is 3.39 crores.
From Hindi करोड़ (kroṛ) and Urdu کروڑ (kroṛ).