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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.]
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(Commerce) (in East Asia and India) a warehouse
[C16: from Malay godong]
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(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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References in periodicals archive ?
MULTAN -- Civil defence department on Tuesday sealed an illegal liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder godown by taking 200 commercial cylinders into possession.
The civil defence team arrested the godown owner Abdul Ghafoor.
The SCO raided the godown of Chaudhry Super owned by Chaudhry Saeed Ahmad s/o Bashir Ahmed at Fruit/Vegetable Market Depalpur.
In BENVIC godown, Jomvu, more than 950 bags printed Zambia Sugar were stolen on Friday night.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 23 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in a chemical godown in Thane's Bhiwandi here on Tuesday.
SETHARJA -- A team of the NAB led by the Assistant Director NAB Sukkur Nujeeb Ahmed Phulpoto and Magistrate conducted a raid in the godown of the Food Department in Setharja second time on Friday.
figure By FAITH ONEYA Ms Joy Mboya, the executive director of The GoDown Arts Centre, is amazed that my first question to her is whether the ambitious Sh2 billion new GoDown complex is pushing the boundaries of the impossible.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Food Safety and Halal Food Authority sealed a confectionery, shop and a godown, destroyed thousands of rotten eggs during separate actions here on Tuesday.
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.
FAISALABAD -- An oil godown was reduced to ashes in the area of Saddar police station.
The Rahmatpur Godown Larkana was raided in presence of Judicial Magistrate and it was found that as per record there must be 42188 wheat bags however be on ground but after counting, it was notice that there are only 27350 wheat bags and there is loss of Rs.
55 crore on Badah Godown. Counting on other Godowns will be conducted later on, officials told.