For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Dullah, Gullah, Mullah, or Tullah?
Header of nullah

Nullah

Video footage: Cars passing on a road across a nullah in Dharavi area, Mumbai, India
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun nullah

What does nullah mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: nullahs

  1. a ravine or gully in southern Asia
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: vale / valley = a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

Alternative definition of the noun nullah

noun

  1. A stream.
  2. The dry bed of a small stream.
  3. A gorge or ravine.

Character

Nullah is a fictional character from the 2008 film Australia.

Miscellanea

Nullah: A nullah or nulla is an arm of the sea, stream, or watercourse, a steep narrow valley. Like the wadi of the Arabs, the nullah is characteristic of mountainous or hilly country where there is little rainfall. In the drier parts of India and Pakistan, and in many parts of Australia, there are small steep-sided valleys penetrating the hills, clothed with rough brushwood or small trees growing in the stony soil. During occasional heavy rains, torrents rush down the nullahs and quickly disappear. There is little local action upon the sides, while the bed is lowered, and consequently these valleys are narrow and steep. In cities on the Delhi plain in India nullahs are concrete or brick-lined ditches about 3 metres deep and 6 metres wide, used to divert monsoon rain away from the cities.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nullah

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewRoutes in the Peninsula of India (1853)

Comprising the Whole of the Madras Presidency and Portions of the Adjacent Territories of Bengal and Bombay

The Choee nullah is the boundary between Sahwa and Chehtecsghur. The Mahanuddy is 120 yards wide. Water from nulluh and a tank. The Dhanoorah nullah is 15 yards and the Koremoondah river is 50 yards wide. Supplies as above.

Google previewShock Waves (2015)

Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty by Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore, Laura Bonzanigo, Marianne Fay, Tamaro Kane, Ulf Narloch, Julie Rozenberg, David Treguer, Adrien Vogt-Schilb

A nullah is a stream or waterway. goods to the second floor of buildings, moving vehicles outside. Source: Patankar, forthcoming. provided inadequate protection against disaster and illness (Fay 2005). Since then, rising trends in urbanization, ...

Google previewFoundations of Earth Science Books a la Carte Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Nullah: A Nullah is an arm of the sea, stream, or watercourse, a steep narrow valley. Like the wadi ofthe Arabs, the nullah is characteristic of mountainous orhilly country where there is little rainfall. Inthe drier parts ofIndia,and in manyparts of ...

Google previewExploring Hong Kong (2009)

A Visitor's Guide to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories by Steven K. Bailey

Nullah is an Anglo-Indian word for a rocky watercourse or ...

Google previewJournal of the Military Service Institution of the United States (1886)

by Military Service Institution of the United States

The Ganda Nullah is a dry irrigation channel full twenty feet deep and forty or fifty feet broad. It runs eastward from near Reyr Kalan on the Western Jumna Canal, and passes two or three miles to the north of Paniput. The advantages a force ...

Google previewIndian Famines (1874)

Their Historical, Financial, & Other Aspects, Containing Remarks on Their Management, and Some Notes on Preventive and Mitigative Measures

* Nullah is a water-course usually dry except immediately after RECENT FAMINES. 69.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport (1897)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

A nullah is any valley or gorge, not a main valley; and the rule generally accepted , and recognised by the Kashmir authorities, is that the first comer (sending on the tent will not do) has the right to the shooting, to the exclusion of other men.

Google previewAlternative Farming Systems in Dry Temperate Zone of Himachal Pradesh (2004)

by A.S. Rawat

Nullah is the next important source of irrigation which contributes nearly 5 percent of its water requirements throughout the year. The role of tank and lift irrigation is negligible because of the topographical features of the area. WATER- DRIVEN ...

Google previewThe Encyclopd̆ia of Sport: EL-LEO (1901)

by Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

A nullah is any valley or gorge, not a main valley; and the rule generally accepted , and recognised by the Kashmir authorities, is that .the first comer (sending on the tent will not do) has the right to the shooting, to the exclusion of 'other men.

Google previewHong Kong English (2002)

Autonomy and Creativity by Kingsley Bolton

Nullah is a colonial name for a stream or gully and is not well known to Cantonese speakers. Dim sum refers to a kind of meal consisting of snacks ordered and served one by one, for which Cantonese speakers tend to use the word yam cha.

Google previewHong Kong and Macau (2002)

by Jules Brown, Dinah Gardner

Stone Nullah Lane (nullah is a ravine or gutter) leads uphill; off to the left, down Lung On Street, is the Pak Tai Temple, decorated with colourful, handmade roof pottery and woodcarvings. The temple is dedicated to Pak Tai, Military Protector ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hong Kong English (2011)

Words from the Fragrant Harbor by Patrick J. Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf

nullah. /n/\la/ n. Source language: Indian English. Definition: a small river. Text example: “Four other nullahs will be decked by 2011 as time is needed to resolve more complicated engineering and land constraints. Note: This term is usually ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)

by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat

nullah. (F. -. Prov. -. L. ,. F. rtuKi. (not a troe F. word, but borrowed from Provencal). — Prov. radii*, a root - L. radictm ; see above. rash (3), to pull ...

Google previewAustralian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time (1879)

Containing the History of Australasia from 1542 to May, 1879 by John Henniker Heaton

Nullah and Waddy are clubs of different sizes and solidity; of the latter there are several sizes. Spear. This is about ten feet long, as thick as a man's finger, tapering to a point, sometimes jagged or barbed, and hardened in the fire; this ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

nullah. •. nurse. nuMah (nfll'a) n. [Hindi nala, rivulet, prob. of Diavidian orig.] A gully 01 ravine. null and void adj. NULL 1. null character n. A data control character that fills computer time by adding nonsignificant zeros to a data sequence.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Nullah

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Nullah

Click on an item to view that photo:

nullah

Tin Shui Wai Nullah

Photo credit: ystsoi

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of elm. apricot. creek. watercourse. brook. groove. rivulet. run. beck. nullah. bourn. pass. flossSmall photo of elm. apricot. creek. watercourse. brook. groove. rivulet. run. beck. nullah. bourn. pass. flossSmall photo of Old Mercedes Benz in for repair. Stone Nullah Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Dated 26th April 2017Small photo of Colorful building in the woods next to a concrete nullah during sunset, in suburb of Osaka, JapanSmall photo of A classic Mercedes Benz SL hardtop. Stone Nullah Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island. Dated 28th April 2017Small photo of Colourful buildings on a grey day. Stone Nullah Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Dated 26th April 2017Small photo of Nullah mountain river in Crimea More...

Video about Nullah

Nullah Meaning

Video shows what nullah means. A stream.. The dry bed of a small stream.. A gorge or ravine.. Nullah Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

Scrabble value of N1U1L1L1A1H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page

Next...

Go to the pronunciation of Nullah to learn how to say it correctly!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary