from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam A pilgrimage to Mecca during Dhu'l Hijja, made as an objective of the religious life of a Muslim.
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- n. Alternative spelling of hajj.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pilgrimage to Mecca; every Muslim must make this journey at least once.
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- n. the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba
Arabic ḥajj, from ḥajja, to perform the annual Meccan pilgrimage; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)