Definition of godown in English:


Line breaks: go¦down
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊdaʊn
, ɡəʊˈdaʊn


(In eastern Asia, especially India) a warehouse.
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  • Those East End thoroughfares like East India Dock Road were full of commercial stores and warehouses and godowns.
  • He said the Federation had initiated a number of steps for construction of godowns and providing warehousing facilities to meet the demand for storage space.
  • The city's skyline was alight with fires rising from timber godowns and warehouses.


late 16th century: from Portuguese gudão, from Tamil kiṭaṅku, Malayalam kiṭaṅṅu, or Kannada gadaṅgu 'store, warehouse'.

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