wat

[waht]

Origin of wat

1870–75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure
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Contemporary Examples of wat

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a fairly wild city best known as the gateway to Angor Wat.

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Historical Examples of wat

  • Wat burst into the opened room first, Grim right behind him.

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

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

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  • Joan dead, Wat too; no hope of freeing the Earth from its slavery.

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British Dictionary definitions for wat

wat

noun
  1. 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
n.

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

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