ghat

or ghaut

[ gawt, got ]
/ gɔt, gɒt /
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noun (in India)

a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
a mountain pass.
a mountain range or escarpment.

Nearby words

  1. gharial,
  2. gharry,
  3. ghast,
  4. ghastful,
  5. ghastly,
  6. ghats,
  7. ghaut,
  8. ghawazee,
  9. ghazali,
  10. ghazi

Origin of ghat

1595–1605; < Hindi ghāṭ < Sanskrit ghaṭṭa

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British Dictionary definitions for ghat

ghat

/ (ɡɔːt) /

noun (in India)

stairs or a passage leading down to a river
a mountain pass or mountain range
a place of cremation

Word Origin for ghat

C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta

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Word Origin and History for ghat

ghat

n.

also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.

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