or ghaut

[ gawt, got ]
/ gɔt, gɒt /

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.

Origin of ghat

1595–1605; < Hindi ghāṭ < Sanskrit ghaṭṭa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ghaut (1 of 2)


/ (ɡʌt) /


Caribbean a small cleft in a hill through which a rivulet runs down to the sea

Word Origin for ghaut

C17 gaot, a mountain pass, from Hindi: ghat

British Dictionary definitions for ghaut (2 of 2)


/ (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 ghaut



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

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