Definition of wat in English:

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Pronunciation: /wat/


(In Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos) a Buddhist monastery or temple.
Example sentences
  • I suggested we sample a shadow-puppet show and stroll around the eccentrically decorated wats.
  • Other sights to marvel at include several impressive wats and the spectacular Silver Pagoda, which dramatically illustrates the richness of Khmer culture.
  • The style of the main stupa at the wat is derived from Singhalese art around the same time as Singhalese Theravada Buddhism.


Thai, from Sanskrit vāṭa 'enclosure'.

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