- Formerly Ma·dras (mə-drăsˈ, -dräsˈ)Chennai A city of southeast India on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Founded in 1639 as Fort St. George by the British East India Company, Chennai was held by the French from 1746 to 1748. It is today a major industrial, commercial, and cultural center with a thriving harbor (constructed 1862-1901). Population: 4,210,000.
- State money of Tamil Nadu (Asia), previously generally Madras.
- a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras