godown
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Malay gudang Date: 1552 a warehouse in a country of southern or eastern Asia

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  • Godown — Go*down , n. [Corruption of Malay g[=a]dong warehouse.] A warehouse. [East Indies] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • godown — UK US /ˈɡəʊdaʊn/ noun [C] ► COMMERCE in Asia, a word used to refer to a warehouse (= a large building where things are stored before they are sold) …   Financial and business terms

  • godown — ► NOUN ▪ (in east Asia, especially India) a warehouse. ORIGIN Portuguese gudão, from Tamil …   English terms dictionary

  • godown — [gō′doun΄, gō doun′] n. [Anglo Ind < Malay gudang < Telugu giḍaṅgi] in the Far East, a warehouse …   English World dictionary

  • godown — UK [ˈɡəʊdaʊn] / US [ˈɡoʊˌdaʊn] noun [countable] Word forms godown : singular godown plural godowns Indian English a large building with several levels where goods are kept …   English dictionary

  • godown — /goh down /, n. (in India and other countries in Asia) a warehouse or other storage place. [1580 90; < Malay godong, perh. < Telugu gid(d)angi, Tamil kitanku, akin to kita to lie] * * * …   Universalium

  • godown — noun A warehouse …   Wiktionary

  • godown — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary Warehouse …   English dialects glossary

  • godown —    (goh DOWN) [Malay] In India and some Asian countries, a storage place or warehouse …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • godown — [ gəʊdaʊn, gəʊ daʊn] noun (in east Asia, especially India) a warehouse. Origin C16: from Port. gudão, from Tamil kiṭaṅku, Malayalam kiṭaṅṅu, or Kannada gadaṅgu …   English new terms dictionary

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