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wat

[waht] /wɑt/
noun
1.
a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.
Origin of wat
1870-1875
1870-75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure
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  • wat burst into the opened room first, Grim right behind him.

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  • Nevertheless, while wat fumbled for the button that released the slide, he took a chance.

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  • This was his Earth, his and Grim's and wat's, and of millions of other normal human beings.

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  • wat, who had artistically applied the make-up, viewed his handiwork with admiration.

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  • wat and Grim had not heard, or if they did, they could do nothing.

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  • Joan dead, wat too; no hope of freeing the Earth from its slavery.

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  • wat's voice was shrill in the land, yelling, exhorting, screaming.

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  • wat's thumb was raised to his nose in an immemorial gesture.

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  • All the boys were astonished to learn that wat Snell was in the city.

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British Dictionary definitions for wat

wat

/wɑːt/
noun
1.
a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple
Word Origin
Thai, from Sanskrit vāta enclosure
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Word Origin and History for wat
n.

Thai Buddhist temple, said to be from Sanskrit vata "enclosure, grove."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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