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[uh m-rit-ser] /əmˈrɪt sər/
a city in NW Punjab, in NW India: site of the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Unabridged
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  • Is it true there has been big trouble at Amritsar—burning and killing?

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • The golden temple of Amritsar comes back to me like a dream.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • My brother who holds his land and works mine, outside Amritsar City, is a fool.

    The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
  • Which one of us could do the work of the blind reader of Amritsar in India?

    The Child in the Midst Mary Schauffler Labaree
  • The sheet was found posted only in Lahore and not in Amritsar.

    Freedom's Battle Mahatma Gandhi
  • A large caravan from the heat and sunshine of Amritsar was there.

    Among the Tibetans Isabella L. Bird
  • If we go mad again as we did at Amritsar, let there be no mistake that a blacker Jallianwala will be enacted.

    Freedom's Battle Mahatma Gandhi
  • Take this sealed letter to the officer in command at Amritsar.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for Amritsar


a city in India, in NW Punjab: centre of the Sikh religion; site of a massacre in 1919 of unarmed supporters of Indian self-government by British troops; in 1984 the Golden Temple, fortified by Sikhs, was attacked by Indian troops with the loss of many Sikh lives. Pop: 975 695 (2001)
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