from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam The crier who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person who issues the call to prayer from one of the minarets of a mosque.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Mohammedan crier of the hour of prayer; the Moslem official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mohammedan countries, a crier who proclaims from the minaret of a mosque (when the mosque has one, otherwise from the side of the mosque) the regular hours of prayer. These hours are dawn, noon, four o'clock in the afternoon, sunset, and nightfall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day
Ottoman Turkish müezzin or Persian muazzin, from Arabic mu'aḏḏin, active participle of 'aḏḏana, to call to prayer; see azan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish müezzin or Ottoman Turkish مؤذن (müezzin), from Arabic مؤذن (muʾáḏḏin, "one who calls (to prayer), crier"). (Wiktionary)