WATS

[wots]
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noun

bulk-rate telephone service that enables a subscriber to make an unlimited number of long-distance telephone calls within a given service area for a fixed monthly charge or to receive calls from given areas with no charge to the caller.

Origin of WATS

W(ide) A(rea) T(elecommunications) S(ervice)

wat

[waht]

noun

a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.

Origin of wat

1870–75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure

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British Dictionary definitions for wats

wat

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 wats

wat

n.

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

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