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[meer-uh t] /ˈmɪər ət/
a city in W Uttar Pradesh, in N India. Unabridged
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  • Early in 1857 the garrison of Meerut, near Delhi, revolted, and the British troops failed to suppress it.

    Across India Oliver Optic
  • At length, on May 10th, the storm burst out at Meerut in all its fury.

  • But it is easy to be wise after the event, and the general commanding at Meerut, though a brave man, was not a far-seeing one.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • But the military authorities at Meerut were unequal to the crisis.

    India Under British Rule James Talboys Wheeler
  • The European officers held on in sheer desperation; they hoped to be reinforced by British soldiers from Meerut.

    India Under British Rule James Talboys Wheeler
  • I cannot leave Meerut without taking the reader to the churchyard of that station.

  • One of the most interesting poems I ever found was written at Meerut, three or four days before the Mutiny broke out there.

    My First Book: Various
  • Some miles to the northward of Meerut is the station of Burnampore.

  • On the 10th May occurred the outbreak at Meerut, closely followed by the massacre at Delhi.

  • "The telegram as to Meerut is clearly an official one," Bathurst said.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Meerut


an industrial city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh: founded as a military base by the British in 1806 and scene of the first uprising (1857) of the Indian Mutiny. Pop: 1 074 229 (2001)
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