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wat

[waht]
noun
  1. a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.
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Origin of wat

1870–75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure
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  • Wat burst into the opened room first, Grim right behind him.

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  • Nevertheless, while Wat fumbled for the button that released the slide, he took a chance.

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  • This was his Earth, his and Grim's and Wat's, and of millions of other normal human beings.

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  • Wat, who had artistically applied the make-up, viewed his handiwork with admiration.

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  • Wat and Grim had not heard, or if they did, they could do nothing.

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British Dictionary definitions for wat

wat

noun
  1. a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple
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Word Origin

Thai, from Sanskrit vāta enclosure
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Word Origin and History for wat

n.

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

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