Definition of karma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmə/
Pronunciation: /ˈkəːmə/


[mass noun]
1(In Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
Example sentences
  • They accept the religion's basic concepts of dharma, samsara, karma, and ahimsa.
  • Three important concepts within Hinduism are dharma, karma, and reincarnation.
  • In other words, he was preaching karma, samsara and moksha.
1.1 informal Good or bad luck, viewed as resulting from one’s actions.
Example sentences
  • Circumstance, I said, is a factor which some might call chance, fate, luck, serendipity, or karma.
  • Some people believe that visiting and making merit at nine temples in a single day will bring them luck and good karma.
  • It explains why some people seem to have permanent good luck; a magic touch which is often explained as karma.


From Sanskrit karman 'action, effect, fate'.

Words that rhyme with karma

amah, armour (US armor), Atacama, Brahma, Bramah, charmer, cyclorama, dharma, diorama, disarmer, drama, embalmer, farmer, Kama, lama, llama, Matsuyama, panorama, Parma, pranayama, Rama, Samar, Surinamer, Vasco da Gama, Yama, Yokohama

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