- 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
Examples from the Web for ghats
Historical Examples of ghats
This gap, which completely intersects the Ghats, is about 20 m. wide.
On the southern coast of India a river, which flows from the ghats to the sea, passing Tinnevelly, is called Tambapanni.
The city is connected with the river by flights of stone steps, called "ghats."Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
Side by side with these cemeteries rise the Hindu ghats, generally by the river bank.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
At short intervals temples stand; ghats or steps that lead downward to the sacred stream are crowded with devotees.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army
Charles Alexander Gordon
- stairs or a passage leading down to a river
- a mountain pass or mountain range
- a place of cremation
Word Origin for ghat
also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.