from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin summons the people to prayer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the tall slender tower of an Islamic mosque, from which the muezzin recites the adhan (call to prayer)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to prayer is cried by the muezzin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Moslem arch., a slender and lofty turret typically rising by several stages or stories, and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, characteristic of Mohammedan mosques, and corresponding to the belfry of a Christian church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. slender tower with balconies
It is said that the word minaret comes from the Arabic term Al - manar, which means lighthouse and minaret.
Scott, you clearly were unaware that the minaret is the new axis of evil.
Mosul's degenerating old quarter, with its beetling Ottoman walls and elegantly stuccoed twelfth-century Seljuk minaret, is testimony to this cosmopolitan lineage.
While there are only four minarets in Switzerland, a country that is home to approximately 400,000 Muslims, supporters of the referendum mindlessly charge that the minaret is a political symbol of militant Islam.
"The minaret is a sign of political power and demand, comparable with whole-body covering by the burqa, tolerance of forced marriage and genital mutilation of girls," the sponsors said.
They told voters that "the minaret is a sign of political power and demand, comparable with whole-body covering by the burqa, tolerance of forced marriage and genital mutilation of girls."
The mosque, where father goes to pray, has a big tall tower next to it, called a minaret.
Forward (?) the hull flared and then came to a point, making Patulcius and Svoboda recall a minaret or a church spire.
There is also wanting in the town the feature which makes most Moslem towns picturesque, namely the minaret; the mosques of the Ibadhuyah sect being squalid and uninteresting.
A grandiose view it is, recalling the minaret of Mansourah near Tclemcen in Algeria, that gigantic monolith apparently carved out of Indian gold and cleft in two like a pomegranate.