Definitions

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

  • n. A mosque.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a Muslim house of worship corresponding to a church or synagogue; a mosque

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Muslim place of worship; a mosque.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Mohammedan place of worship; a mosque.

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

  • n. (Islam) a Muslim place of worship

Etymologies

Arabic, from Aramaic *masgid, place of worship, from səged, to bow down, worship; see sgd in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic مَسْجِدٌ (masjid), from the root س ج د (IPA: /s-dʒ-d/) (Other: s-j-d). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word masjid comes from the verb sajada (sah-jah-dah), which means "to prostrate" or "to kneel."

    Arabic for Dummies

  • Muslims strongly believe the masjid is a holy place that must be treated with considerable respect and cleanliness.

    Arabic for Dummies

  • They called the masjid and the office admin or perhaps just a brother that happened to answer the phone said that I would have to repeat my shahadah asap in front of witnesses.

    Muslim Apple

  • It’s getting to the point where some guy named Abdullah mugs an old lady, and someone’s going to call the masjid and ask for the imam’s response, and some right wing nutter’s going to blog a post asking, "Why haven’t all the Muslims condemned this mugging?"

    The Jyllandsposten Controversy

  • I remember there were so many pigeons outside the masjid, and they weren't afraid of people.

    G. Roger Denson: The Beauty We Fear: The Mosques of Secular Muslim Writers

  • Invest in some counselors and mental health professionals that know how to relate to people or tell your Imam and masjid staff they have to undergo diversity training as well as take classes in counseling and mental health taught by professionals in each field respectively before they will be allowed to counsel anyone.

    Imam Khalid Latif: Ramadan Reflection Day 19: Know People Deeply

  • A mosque, or masjid, is literally any place where Muslims make salat, the prayer performed in the direction of Mecca; it needn't be a building.

    Five myths about mosques in America

  • Four pipelines for water were destroyed, ruining crucial infrastructure for the masjid in the village, the Government Primary school and the home of one villager.

    Kathy Kelly: Pressured from All Sides in Pakistan's Swat Valley

  • This exchange continued until we reached their local masjid, the mosque, the place of worship.

    Soccer, Kebabs, and Injil, 05: Funerals

  • Basim left work early as he frequently did in order to take his father to the mosque masjid for religious services.

    Raw Law

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