American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A loose, usually black robe worn by Muslim women that covers the body from head to toe.
- n. A loose robe, made from a single cloth, worn as a combination head covering, veil and shawl by Muslim women, especially in Iran.
- n. a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
- From Persian چادر (čâdor), from Sanskrit छत्त्र (chattra) (Wiktionary)
- Urdu chādar, cover, cloth, from Persian, screen, tent, from Sanskrit chattram, screen, parasol; see chuddar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“More than a hundred women were gathered in a dimly lit hall at the main United Nations compound in Farah, standing before me covered in the black veil, or chador, that is so common in western Afghanistan.”
“(Memo to Western feminists who think the chador is a problem: investigate this issue).”
“You get the chador, which is a veil that goes down like this.”
“Javanfekr wrote in an official publication that the practice of women wearing a head-to-toe black covering known as a chador was not originally an Iranian practice but was imported.”
“First key step to ban the burqa in Belgium - F24 100331 www. france24.com A Guide to the different types of veil: The CHADOR: A traditional garment mostly used in rural Iran, the chador is a full-length semicircle of fabric open down the front, which is thrown over the head and held tightly below the chin The HIJAB: A scarf that covers the hair, ears and neck only, leaving the face visible.”
“She is a former revolutionary, an artist, a writer, a women's rights activist, a professor, and a devout Muslim whose Facebook page declares, "my chador is my flag of freedom and belief.”
“My brother, who converted to Islam and lives in Germany, uses the word 'chador' (am I writing that right?).”
“All women should wear the 'chador', the full-length traditional veil.”
“Then he pointed to a group of women wearing the black "chador" and asked, "Why are all these women clad in black shrouds?”
“Religious women in Iran, whether they wear a chador or not, tend to at least some basic elements of beauty.”
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