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ghat

also ghaut  (gôt, gät)
n.
A broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of a river in India, used especially by bathers.

[Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu, dam, embankment.]

ghat

(ɡɔːt)
(in India) n
1. stairs or a passage leading down to a river
2. (Physical Geography) a mountain pass or mountain range
3. (Hinduism) a place of cremation
[C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta]

ghat

(gɔt, gɒt)

n. (in India)
a wide set of steps descending to a river, esp. a river used for bathing.
[1595–1605; < Hindi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the waterghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Translations

ghat

n (Indian)
(= mountain pass)Gebirgspass m
(at river) → Lande- und Badeplatz mmit Ufertreppe; burning ghatTotenverbrennungsplatz man einer Ufertreppe
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They then abandoned the perpendicular line, and made a sharp turn westward toward Ghat, guided, with difficulty, by the Touaregs.
The lama gazed placidly up-stream, where in long, smudged perspective the ceaseless columns of smoke go up from the burning- ghats by the river.
The decorations have been made from Assi Ghat to Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Linked to Gansu Province: Fitch classifies GHAT as an entity that is credit linked to the province under its Rating of Public-Sector Entities - Outside the United States criteria using a top-down approach.
Begusarai (Bihar): Three elderly women died of suffocation on Saturday morning in a crowded alley near Simariya Ghat where thousands of devotees had gathered for a holy dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Karthik Purnima, police said.
He said that the boat had been recovered from Ghazi Ghat through a crane.
According to ABC NEWS, a statement by the media office of Ghat municipality said that foreign engineers, who worked for construction company CON.
Dressed in a traditional Indian attire, Abe reached Dashashwamegh Ghat around 6pm with PM Modi and attended the aarti.
Executive director of GHAT, Sally Thomson said:"We are very grateful to our patron, David Mach, for his assistance with this corridor which forms a main thoroughfare of ARI and for championing the work we do.
Arunendra Kumar, a senior railway official, said the train had been given clearance to pass through Dhamara Ghat station.
Situated on the Ring Road near the historic Red Fort, the Nigambodh Ghat is considered the oldest and busiest of Hindu cremation grounds in Delhi with 50-60 pyres burning every day.