ghats


noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. Eastern Ghats.
  2. Western Ghats.

noun (in India)

  1. a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
  2. a mountain pass.
  3. a mountain range or escarpment.

pl n

  1. See Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats

noun (in India)

  1. stairs or a passage leading down to a river
  2. a mountain pass or mountain range
  3. a place of cremation
n.

also ghaut, from Hindi, “pass, mountain,” from Sanskrit ghattah “landing place,” of unknown origin.

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