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A warehouse, especially one in South or Southeast Asia or East Africa.

[Alteration (influenced by down) of Malay godong, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada gaḍaṅgu, storehouse, godown.]


(Commerce) (in East Asia and India) a warehouse
[C16: from Malay godong]



(in South and Southeast Asia and the Far East) a warehouse or other storage place.
[1580–90; < Malay]
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Noun1.godown - (in India and Malaysia) a warehousegodown - (in India and Malaysia) a warehouse
storage warehouse, warehouse - a storehouse for goods and merchandise
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
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(gəuˈdaun) noun
in India and East Asia, a warehouse, or a storehouse for goods at a port.
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today announced Lee Godown has joined the public affairs firm.
PESHAWAR -- The district administration here Thursday destroyed around 160 kg of liver meat imported from India and sealed the godown from where it was recovered
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Tenders are invited For Transportation of bagged cargo from Company s godown at Manavalakurichi to Tuticorin Port by lorry, unloading at IREL godown / own godown / hired godown / port godown / wharf godown / port CFS, and shifting to Port CFS / wharf etc.
The first team recovered 400 drums of Vax Oil from a big godown at Industrial Estate Area.
In view of the reported damage to FCI and State Warehousing Corporation (SWC) godowns at Jagannathpur and CWC godown at Berhampur, he instructed that before the issue of foodgrain stocks, it should be ensured that quality of foodgrain is usable.
Tenders are invited for Construction of PEB godown under Muzaffarpur Commisionary in the district West Champaran:
NOWSHERA VIRKAN -- An official godown of fertilizer was sealed for supplying fertilizer to dealers with short measuring.
The fire occurred at a godown from where it spread to nearby godowns.