Definition of crore in English:

crore

noun

Indian
  • Ten million; one hundred lakhs, especially of rupees, units of measurement, or people.

    • ‘All the other channels will be launching programmes giving away crores upon crores of rupees.’
    • ‘It is now common knowledge that thousands of crores worth of sandalwood is being plundered from our forests every year.’
    • ‘It is not difficult to raise a few crores of rupees in one year.’
    • ‘Trust reigned supreme even in verbal deals worth hundreds of crores of rupees.’
    • ‘Some of the screen printing units have received orders worth crores of rupees.’

Origin

From Hindi karoṛ, based on Sanskrit koṭi ten millions.

Pronunciation:

crore

/krɔː/