• WordNet 3.6
    • n gaur wild ox of mountainous areas of eastern India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gaur (Zoöl) An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gaur Same as gare.
    • n gaur A large wild ox of India, Bibos gaurus, the wild stock of the domesticated gayal, and related to the zebu. It inhabits the jungles of Assam, of Cuttack in the Madras Presidency, and of the Central Provinces. It has a broad protuberant forehead, short conical horns very thick at the base, high shoulders, and a long tail brushy at the end. The color is dark, with the white legs which also characterize the gayal. The hide is very thick, and is valued as a material for shields. The gaur is not known in the domesticated state, the animal which has been reclaimed being a modified variety. See gayal. Also written gour.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gaur gowr a species of ox inhabiting some of the mountain jungles of India.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Native name
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Neither Suchet Singh nor Gaur Chand approved of their women-folk looking into the world.
"Plain Tales from the Hills" by Rudyard Kipling
Of all the learned Brahmans in the learnedest university of Gaur (Bengal) none was so celebrated as Vishnu Swami.
"Vikram and the Vampire" by Richard F. Burton
Gae, gaur the loun marry our muckle-mou'd Meg Or we'll ne'er get the jaud aff our han'!
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
Gaur Mohan Lahiri and his family left Nadia and became residents of Benares, where the father immediately erected a Shiva temple.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Knox's account of the gaur, 49.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
Ancient town, now a petty village, in Malda District, Bengal, the capital of Bengal after the decadence of Gaur.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The gaur prefers hilly ground, though it is sometimes found on low levels.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The Gaures held that the earth was inhabited at first by two persons.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
A surname of Adi Gaur Brahmans in Saugor.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
The Gaur Rajputs do not make much figure in history.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell

In poetry:

The freed dove flew to the Rajah's tower—
Fled from the slaughter of Moslem kings—
And the thorns have covered the city of Gaur.
Dove—dove—oh, homing dove!
Little white traitor, with woe on thy wings!
"The Dove of Dacca" by Rudyard Kipling
So the dove flew to the Rajah's tower—
Fled from the slaughter of Moslem kings;
So the thorns covered the city of Gaur,
And Dacca was lost for a white dove's wings.
Dove—dove—oh, homing dove,
Dacca is lost from the Roll of the Kings!
"The Dove of Dacca" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Air Force Airman Xavier Y Gaure graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

In science:

Abdesslam Arhrib, Rachid Benbrik, and Naveen Gaur. H → γ γ in Inert Higgs Doublet Model.
Electroweak corrections to the direct detection cross section of inert higgs dark matter