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Lakh \Lakh\, n. Same as Lac, one hundred thousand.


Lac \Lac\ (l[a^]k), Lakh \Lakh\ (l[aum]k), n. [Hind. lak, l[=a]kh, l[=a]ksh, Skr. laksha a mark, sign, lakh.] One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees. [Written also lack.] [East Indies]


num. (context India Pakistan Sri Lanka Hong Kong English) One hundred thousand. Often used with units of money.


n. the cardinal number that is the fifth power of ten [syn: hundred thousand, 100000]


A lakh ( or ; abbreviated L; alternatively Lac or Lacs) is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand (100,000; scientific notation: 10). In the Indian convention of digit grouping, it is written as 1,00,000. For example, in India 150,000 rupees becomes 1.5 lakh rupees, written as 1,50,000 or INR 1,50,000.

It is widely used both in official and other contexts in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It is often used in Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan English. In Pakistan, the word lakh is used mostly in local languages rather than in English media.

Usage examples of "lakh".

The Lakh of Hyree also bear small round shields but their swords are long and curved—like the sabers the Jordians wield—tulwars I think they are named.

The risk he takes will not be so great, but he will receive the lakh he demands.

Apepi interrupted harshly, Trok has offered a lakh of gold as a bride price for Mintaka.

The scribes had calculated that all these treasures were worth upward of three lakhs of pure gold.

The architects estimated that these works would cost over two lakhs of gold.

The architects estimated that the completion of the temple would require at the very least five thousand labourers, five years and another two lakhs of gold.

The Egyptian pharaohs had sent the Hurrian ambassador back to his master, King Sargon of Babylon, that mighty kingdom between the Tigris and Euphrates, demanding that Sargon's annual tribute be increased to twenty lakhs of gold.

There was over three lakhs of the precious metal in the ancient cisterns under the city of Gallala.

Give it to me within three full moons and you shall have two lakhs of gold from the treasure of Sargon,' he promised.

Trok's grin slid from his face at the prospect, and he said seriously, 'Then you shall have your three lakhs, and a convoy of wagons to carry them away.

They record the total weight of silver at fifty-five lakhs, the gold at thirty-three.

Sir Guy suggested delicately that five lakhs of gold rupees might be appropriate, which should be followed by an annual payment of another lakh.

As his reward Zayn gave him half a lakh of gold rupees from the plunder, and his pick of the female slaves he had captured.

Any man who brings me the head of the incestuous usurper al Salil, I will reward with a lakh of gold rupees.

For the work he has done in Arabia during these last three years my father has received fifteen lakhs in gold specie.