Definitions of rupee

  1.   A coin of British India worth about 32. 4 cents.
  2.   A silver coin, and money of account, in the East Indies.
  3.   the basic unit of money in Mauritius; equal to 100 cents
  4.   the basic unit of money in Pakistan; equal to 100 paisas
  5.   the basic unit of money in Seychelles; equal to 100 cents
  6.   The standard monetary unit of British India, of fluctuating value, but about 32 cents.
  7.   An E. Indian silver coin, usually worth about 50 cents.
  8.   An East Indian current coin- the gold rupee value in sterling money about 29s., the silver rupee about 2s.
  9.   An East Indian coin, worth, gold, about seven dollars; silver about fifty cents.
  10.   An East Indian coin and money of account, usually estimated at 2s.
  11.   the basic unit of money in India; equal to 100 paise
  12.   the basic unit of money in Sri Lanka; equal to 100 cents
  13.   the basic unit of money in Nepal; equal to 100 paisas

Usage examples for rupee

  1. He let her take a good look at the money before replacing it, then tossed her a silver quarter- rupee piece, saluted Miss McClean again- for she was watching the pantomime from the doorway still- and mounted and rode off, his back looking like the back of one who has neither care nor fear nor master. ” – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  2. When all are in, the doors are opened at a signal given, and every person is paid his rupee as he goes out. ” – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  3. The babu was prepared to bargain for an hour, fighting for rupee after rupee until his wit assured him he had reached the limit. ” – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  4. Take this for yourself now, he said, putting a hundred- rupee note into her hand, and make no more difficulty. ” – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  5. On my saying it was contrary to an Englishman's religion to bet wagers, he dismissed me; immediately after the two rajahs produced their cocks and commenced fighting for one rupee a side. ” – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  6. “ I visited the Sailors' Home in the morning, which is a palace here where a sailor man who has the money, and doesn't mind the loneliness and ennui, can live like a prince for a rupee a day, and as comfortably or more so than we can in the Taj for heaps of rupees. ” – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  7. 4 The rupee is at present one- third of a dollar. ” – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  8. The price of orange plants is from 75 to 100 plants per rupee for plants from 1 to 2 ft. ” – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  9. If the man with the beard had given me a rupee I should have kept it as a memento of a rather curious affair. ” – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  10. “ A rupee was thrown into the boiling oil. ” – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  11. Wood for ship- building is abundant; and good carpenters can be had at the rate of 20 copper doits per diem, that is to say, three men for a rupee a day. ” – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  12. “ A boy brought the nest down; it was not above a foot across, and perhaps 3 inches deep; cavity about 6 inches in diameter, thickly lined with grass- roots, inside which again was a coating of horsehair perhaps a rupee in thickness; nest swarming with vermin. ” – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  13. They said they would take us for one rupee a day each camel, but we did not know how many days they would take; they had also said that they would stop where we pleased, or go on all day if we liked, but we had had experience which led us to doubt this. ” – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  14. As I had frequently seen them, I told him I would give him a rupee if he would accompany me to the jungle, and catch a cobra, that I knew frequented the place. ” – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  15. They become known by phrases, such as, The Man Who Talks, Mr. Once Upon a Time, The One- Rupee Man, and the like. ” – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  16. “ " So thou wilt take the hide to Khanhiwara for the reward, and perhaps give me one rupee – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  17. King took a hundred- rupee note from the tray, and the Gray Mahatma waved the rest aside. ” – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  18. Great was their astonishment when, instead of finding themselves murdered, they received a silver rupee in payment. ” – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  19. 10. When the author wrote the rupee was worth more than two shillings, the members of the Indian services were few in number, and mostly well paid, while living was cheap. ” – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  20. “ " See now, brother, here is a rupee for thee. ” – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy

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