wat

[ waht ]
/ wɑt /
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noun

a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.

Nearby words

  1. wasteweir,
  2. wasting,
  3. wasting asset,
  4. wastingly,
  5. wastrel,
  6. watap,
  7. watape,
  8. watauga,
  9. watch,
  10. watch and ward

Origin of wat

1870–75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure

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British Dictionary definitions for wat

wat

/ (wɑːt) /

noun

a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple

Word Origin for wat

Thai, from Sanskrit vāta enclosure

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Word Origin and History for wat

wat

n.

Thai Buddhist temple, said to be from Sanskrit vata "enclosure, grove."

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