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godown

[goh-doun]
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noun
  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

godown

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

C16: from Malay godong
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