What does ghat mean?

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gɔt, gɒtghat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghatnoun

    stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water


  1. ghatnoun

    A descending path or stairway to a river; a ford or landing-place.

  2. ghatnoun

    A mountain pass.

  3. ghatnoun

    A burning-ghat.

  4. Etymology: From घाट, from Sanskrit घट्ट, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu కట్ట.


  1. Ghat

    Ghat, a term used in the Indian subcontinent, depending on the context could refer either to a range of stepped hills with valleys (ghati in Hindi), such as the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats; or the series of steps leading down to a body of water or wharf, such as a bathing or cremation place along the banks of a river or pond, the Ghats in Varanasi, Dhobi Ghat or the Aapravasi Ghat. Roads passing through mountain ghats are called Ghat Roads.


  1. ghat

    A ghat is a series of steps leading down to a body of water, specifically a holy river, in India. These are typically used for various purposes such as bathing, cremations, or other religious rituals in Hindu culture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ghatnoun

    alt. of Ghaut

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ghat

    Ghaut, gawt, n. in India, a mountain-pass: a chain of mountains: landing-stairs for bathers on the sides of a river or tank. [Hind. ghāt.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ghât

    A term in India signifying a pass through a range of hills; also a flight of stairs descending to the rivers for the accommodation of bathers, and as landing-places for boats.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghat in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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