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

  • adj. Variant of Muhammadan.

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  • n. Muslim.
  • adj. Muslim, Islamic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions founded by Mohammed; in the latter sense, synonymous with Islamic, the term preferred by Moslems.
  • n. A follower of Mohammed, the founder of Islam (also called Islamism or Mohammedanism); an adherent of Islam; one who professes Mohammedanism or Islamism; a Muslim; a Moslem; a Musselman; -- this term is used mostly by non-Moslems, and some Moslems find it offensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Mohammed, or Mahomet (about a. d. 570 to 632), the founder of the Moslem religion, and after his flight from Mecca (622) the creator of the realm which grew into the Saracenic empire; pertaining to the religious and social system founded by Mohammed.
  • n. A follower of Mohammed, the founder of the Moslem religion; one who professes Mohammedanism; a Moslem or Mussulman.

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

  • n. a follower of Mohammed
  • adj. of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he founded


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Mohammed +‎ -an, coined in the 17th century.


  • In his gut every american feels that the noble Iraqi experiment has been one of the greatest foreign policy successes of any American Presidet, and that the surge will only consolidate the gains in Mohammedan goodwill towards America.

    Matthew Yglesias » Corners Turned

  • The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.


  • Every Mohammedan is supposed to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his life.

    The World Today

  • You find this, that while the Mohammedan is being incited by subtle propaganda against the British power, he cannot look upon a single holy place of his religion without being reminded that he owes them and their maintenance to the British power.

    India and the Empire

  • The Young Mohammedan is under the strongest impression that the Christian is a heathen man, that he does not believe in God.


  • Similarly, religion for the Mohammedan is the precise form which his founder gave it, whilst the Buddhist is equally persistent in upholding the version of Sakya Mouni.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • The Mohammedan was the first witness, and Strickland beamed upon him from the back of the Court.

    Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages

  • The Mohammedan was the first witness and Strickland beamed upon him from the back of the Court.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • But to the casual visitor at Sierra Leone the Mohammedan is a mere passing sensation.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Whatever be a man's race or language, if he professes Islam, he is called a Mohammedan; if he is of the orthodox

    Studies in Literature and History


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