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the day of resurrection


the paraphernalia of a bride, vestments and furniture of every kind which a bride brings to her husband's house; bride's portion, a dowry

KHudaa ganje ko naaKHun na de

a great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune

qaazii jii ke ghar ke chuuhe bhii sayaane

even the servant of a wise man is not a fool


(Metaphorically) sorrow, grief

marte dam tak

till death, till the last gasp


damage, loss, detriment, injury, hurt


small, little, slight, light


power, ability


full of desire, desirous


peace, tranquillity, serenity, calm


place of sacred ablution performed before prayer, a place for ablution, washing face, hands and leg before the Islamic prayers


decoration, ornamentation, adornment, arrangement kaa kaaTaa rassii se Dartaa hai

one who has been bitten by a snake dreads a piece of rope, once bitten twice shy

qadam uThaanaa

step forward, go ahead (with), take a measure, to walk quickly, to take a quick step


adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, shout to call, Muslim summon to prayers (usually chanted from the turret of a mosque)


what is your name


expression, a sentence


a caste whose business is to sell betel-leaf


letter (of the alphabet), syllable

About Rekhta Dictionary

Rekhta Dictionary is a new initiative of Rekhta Foundation for the promotion and preservation of Urdu language and literature. Since 2011, the Foundation has been running multiple websites including Rekhta, Sufinama, Hindwi, and Aamozish.

The Rekhta Dictionary is a comprehensive collection of Urdu words with their meanings in Urdu, Hindi and English. The words can easily be accessed in three scripts through a high-functioning search engine. Along with detailed meanings, it gives the list of synonyms, antonyms, proverbs, idioms and much more.

This trilingual Urdu dictionary is designed as a resourceful tool for the researchers, poetry-lovers, and general readers irrespective of their familiarity with Urdu script.

About The Founder

Sanjiv Saraf, the founder of Rekhta Foundation, is an entrepreneur and a literary visionary. His passion for Urdu poetry inspired him to create the biggest platform of the cultural heritage of Urdu. He pioneered the idea of Rekhta Dictionary to make Urdu words easily accessible to one and all through a comprehensive and user-friendly trilingual Urdu dictionary. Sanjiv Saraf learnt the Urdu script and published two books namely Navā-e-sarosh and Love Longing Loss; two collections featuring transcreations of selected Urdu poems.


Convenience and Accuracy being the primary objectives, Rekhta Dictionary has been designed to include all features that make finding meanings easy and speedy. Rekhta Dictionary is the result of high-tech interventions combined with the hard work of a competent editorial team. Some of the noteworthy features are listed below;

01 Easy Search in Three Languages

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02 Reverse Dictionary

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03 Word Origins and Other Details

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04Examples from Urdu Poetry

Find word practically demonstrated in Urdu poetry making it easier to understand layers of meanings

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