Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In India and East Asia, a warehouse, especially one at a dockside.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In India, China, Japan, etc., a warehouse or storehouse.
  • noun A draught of liquor.
  • noun A cutting in the bank of a stream for enabling animals to cross or to get to the water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun East Indies A warehouse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun India, East Africa, Singapore, Malaysia A warehouse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (in India and Malaysia) a warehouse
  • verb be recorded or remembered
  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  • verb be ingested
  • verb be defeated
  • verb disappear beyond the horizon
  • verb grow smaller
  • verb stop operating
  • verb go under,

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration (influenced by down) of Malay godong, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada gaḍaṅgu, storehouse, godown.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Malay gudang, from Tamil கிடங்கு (kidangu, "store room").

Examples

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  • "We did lose ten, not having time to comb through all the bawdy-houses or the backsides of godowns."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 178–179

    March 4, 2008