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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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Tenders are invited for Hiring Of Truck For Transportation Of Agriculture Inputs Transportation of planting materials and packed materials on trip basis,rangat godown / main store to spices,demonstration farm adajiz and vice versa,rangat godown / main store to soil conservation
After completion of the godown, final inspection is carried by a joint committee of FCI and the Nodal agency - and godowns completed in all respects and as per specifications are taken over on guarantee basis.
22 ( ANI ): Raging fire that engulfed the godown of a tent house in Noida caused extensive damage to property.
Around 2,500 tonnes of wheat, which arrived in 42 wagons from Punjab nearly three weeks ago and was headed for the FCI godown in Olavakode, some 100 km from the minister's hometown of Kochi, is still lying in the rakes, bearing the brunt of Kerala's intermittent monsoon.
Karachi -- Houses, Godown and shops have been torched in separate fire incidents at Musharraf Colony.
OKARA -- Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) on Wednesday sealed a godown of a Ghee Mill for manufacturing and selling substandard ghee and oil.
11 ( ANI ): A shoe godown in Mumbai caught fire early on Friday morning, but fire station officials said there were no casualties.
Contract Award for: A) Construction of A1) loading-unloading Shed at Bogra Seed Processing Center A2) Boundary Wall at Bogra Seed Processing Center A3) Boundary Wall at Bogra Contract Growers Zone, BADC, Bogra A4) Transit Godown at Noagaon Seed Marketing, BADC, Noagaon B) Repairing of Existing B1) Seed Godown-1 of Bogra Seed Processing Center B2) Seed Godown-2 of Bogra Seed Processing Center B3) Seed Testing Laboratory of Bogra Seed Processing Center B4) Seed Godown of Bogra Seed Marketing, BADC, Bogra B5) Seed Godown of Noagaon Seed Marketing, BADC, Noagaon.
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 Transportation of food articles for the year 2017-18 from MSPC s Central godown to 238 AWC of Hagaribommanahalli Taluk, P.
Lahore -- At least seven labourers were killed and four injured when a wall of under -construction godown collapsed on their tent in Lahore on Tuesday.
The fire occurred at a godown from where it spread to nearby godowns.