- a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
- a mountain pass.
- a mountain range or escarpment.
Origin of ghat
1595–1605; < Hindi ghāṭ < Sanskrit ghaṭṭa
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Examples from the Web for ghat
One had originally come from Ghedames, one from Ghat and one from Fezzan.
Hundreds bathed at the ghat while I watched them and no trouble ensued.The Critic in the Orient
George Hamlin Fitch
If you die at home and do not die when you come to the ghat to be burned you come here.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
Ghat, well situated in the centre of an oasis, was next reached.Great African Travellers
The Ghat was open to the sky, so that the ventilation was all that could be obtained.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
- stairs or a passage leading down to a river
- a mountain pass or mountain range
- a place of cremation
C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta
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Word Origin and History for ghat
also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.
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