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  1. (in India and other countries in Asia) a warehouse or other storage place.
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Origin of godown

1580–90; < Malay godong, perhaps < Telugu giḍ(ḍ)angi, Tamil kiṭanku, akin to kiṭa- to lie
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Related Words for godown

transaction, process, incident, experiment, exercise, measure, action, operation, procedure, contingency, probability, goings-on, aftereffect, suite, tenement, condo, walk-up, occurrence, maneuver, happening

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Historical Examples of godown

  • If the boat is late, leave the case in Bun-Hin's godown till to-morrow.

    An Outcast of the Islands

    Joseph Conrad

  • "They are in the old Chinese godown at the bottom of the garden," said Saxham.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • And accordingly he walked over to the godown attached to the house.

  • Not one left in godown; all empty, wife, children, all done gone!

  • She opened the godown, called the cook and gave the woman her orders.

    The Hidden Force

    Louis Couperus

British Dictionary definitions for godown


  1. (in East Asia and India) a warehouse
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Word Origin for godown

C16: from Malay godong
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