Ghats
geographical name — see Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ghats — two lines of mountains in South India. The Western Ghats run along the coast of the Arabian Sea, and the Eastern Ghats run along the Bay of Bengal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ghats — [gôts, gäts] two mountain ranges (Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats) forming the east & west edges of the Deccan Plateau, India: highest peak, 8,841 ft (2,695 m) …   English World dictionary

  • Ghats — (»Treppe«), in der Hindostanisprache Ufertreppe an einem Fluß, stufenweise aufsteigender Bergpfad, bezeichnet insbes. die längs der Ost und Westküste Vorderindiens hinziehenden Gebirgswälle, die das innere Hochland (Dekkan) umschließen und im S.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ghâts — ou Ghâtes chaînes côtières de l Inde, rebords occid. (les plus élevés: 2 695 m) et orient. du Dekkan …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ghats — Ghats,   Bezeichnung für die Küstengebirge der Halbinsel Vorderindien: die Ostghats und die Westghats …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ghats — As used in many parts of South Asia, the term ghat (Bengali: ঘাট ghaţ , Hindi: घाट steps ) refers to a series of steps leading down to a body of water. In Bengali speaking regions, this set of stairs can lead down to something as small as a pond… …   Wikipedia

  • Ghats — /gawts, gots/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. See Eastern Ghats. 2. See Western Ghats. * * * ▪ mountain ranges, India       two mountain ranges forming the eastern and western edges, respectively, of the Deccan plateau of peninsular India. The two… …   Universalium

  • Ghats — /gawts, gots/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. See Eastern Ghats. 2. See Western Ghats. * * * [gôts] two mountain ranges in central and southern India. Known as the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, they run parallel to the coast on either side… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ghats — Hindus bei der rituellen Waschung im Ganges in Varanasi Ghat (Hindi, m., घाट, ghāṭ) nennt man in Indien eine zu einem Gewässer hinunter führende Treppe. Neben vielfachen Verwendungsmöglichkeiten sind sie häufig wichtige Badestellen für rituelle… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ghats — Ghât Ghâts sur les rives du Gange à Vârânasî Le mot ghât marches désigne en Inde les marches qui recouvrent les rives des cours d eau ou les berges des bassins ou tanks et permettent de descendre au contact de l eau. Par extension, ghât est aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

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