godown

noun go·down \ ˈgō-ˌdau̇n \
|Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of godown

: a warehouse in a country of southern or eastern Asia

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Origin and Etymology of godown

by folk etymology from Malay gudang

First Known Use: 1552

in the meaning defined above


go down

verb

Definition of go down

1 a : to go below the horizon : set
  • the sun went down
b : to fall to or as if to the ground
  • the plane went down in flames
c : to become submerged : sink
  • the ship went down with all hands
2 : to admit of being swallowed
  • the medicine went down easily
3 a : to find acceptance
  • will the plan go down with the farmers
b : to come to be remembered especially in posterity
  • will he go down in history as a great president
4 British : to leave a university
5 a : to undergo defeat or failure
b chiefly British : to become incapacitated
  • went down with … acute tonsillitis
  • —Helen Cathcart
6 slang : to take place : happen
go down on
usually vulgar : to perform fellatio or cunnilingus on

Examples of go down in a Sentence

  1. when's the drug deal supposed to go down?


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