• WordNet 3.6
    • n Rajput a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rajput A Hindoo of the second, or royal and military, caste; a Kshatriya; especially, an inhabitant of the country of Rajpootana, in northern central India.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Rajput A member of a Hindu race, divided into numerous clans, who regard themselves as descendants of the ancient Kshatriya or warrior caste. They are the ruling (though not the most numerous) race of the great region named from them Rajputana, consisting of several different states. Their hereditary profession is that of arms, and no race in India has furnished so large a number of princely families. The Rajputs are not strict adherents of Brahmanism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rajput (räj-poot′) a member of various tribes in India, descended either from the old royal races of the Hindus or from the warrior caste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. rāj-pūt, Skr. rāja-putra, king's son
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. rājan, a king, cog. with L. rex; Sans. putra, a son.


In literature:

The Gitchkis derive from a Rajput adventurer who flourished in the early part of the 17th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Its chief is a rajput.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The colonel of the Seventh Rajputs was wounded, and four of their white officers were killed.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
So you don't condemn the Rajput for wanting to steal her?
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Let's see what the Rajput can do.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
His favorite wife was a princess of a Rajput family, and to her was due no little of Akbar's success.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Wandering "old arms-sellers" and others live upon it, and so do the garnetmen and the makers of ancient Rajput shields.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The Rajputs with all their endless ramifications form a large portion of the population.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Merchants, coolies, sweetmeat sellers, and milk-venders rubbed shoulders with swaggering Rajputs and stately Mahomedans.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
Hawksworth examined the Rajputs warily.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover