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wat

 (wät)
n.
A Buddhist temple in Thailand or Cambodia.

[Thai, from Sanskrit vāṭaḥ, enclosure; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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wat

(wɑːt)
n
(Buddhism) a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple
[Thai, from Sanskrit vāta enclosure]
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wat

(wɑt)

n.
a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.
[1870–75; < Thai < Skt vāṭa enclosure]
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Translations
寺院
References in classic literature ?
Queequeg no care what god made him shark, said the savage, agonizingly lifting his hand up and down; wedder Fejee god or Nantucket god; but de god wat made shark must be one dam Ingin.
Now by the bright eyes of Nan o' the Mill, and by mine own name and that's Wat o' the Crabstaff, and by mine own mother's son, and that's myself, will I, even I, Wat o' the Crabstaff, meet this same sturdy rogue, and gin he mind not the seal of our glorious sovereign King Harry, and the warrant of the good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, I will so bruise, beat, and bemaul his pate that he shall never move finger or toe again!
"By Our Lady," said the Tinker, after a long draught of the ale, "yon same Withold of Tamworth--a right good Saxon name, too, I would have thee know--breweth the most humming ale that e'er passed the lips of Wat o' the Crabstaff."
So he himself had often believed at first, until his eyes became used to the posts, bearing the dagger that slew Wat Tyler, in the City of London shield.
Even to Bradley Headstone, who could have told to the letter without book all about Wat Tyler, Lord Mayor Walworth, and the King, that it is dutiful for youth to know, there was but one subject living in the world for every sharp destructive instrument that summer evening.
And he is upon the whole of a fixed opinion that to give the sanction of his countenance to any complaints respecting it would be to encourage some person in the lower classes to rise up somewhere--like Wat Tyler.
For instance, the line "wat heo ihoten weoren: and wonene heo comen," the alliteration is on w, and may be translated "what they called were, and whence they came," still keeping the alliteration.
The thing that would have best suited the circus side of my nature would have been to resign the Boss-ship and get up an insurrection and turn it into a revolution; but I knew that the Jack Cade or the Wat Tyler who tries such a thing without first educating his materials up to revolution grade is almost absolutely certain to get left.
"And what devil made me go to that wat?" (an officer nicknamed "the rat") he said, rubbing his forehead and whole face with both hands.
Call Hugh of the Mill, and Woodman Wat, and Raoul with his arbalest and bolts.
``And Wat Tyrrel's mark, at a hundred yards,'' said a voice from behind, but by whom uttered could not be discerned.
It flows past the ancient temples of Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Gold Buddha), Grand Palace; and modern high rises like the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Millennium Hilton Hotel, the fun night market of Asiatique, Makaraj Mall, Oriental Plaza, to mention just a few.