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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A building used as a place of Muslim worship.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Mohammedan place of worship and the ecclesiastical organization with which it is connected; a Mohammedan church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Mohammedan church or place of religious worship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Islam A place of worship for Muslims, corresponding to a church or synagogue in other religions, often having at least one minaret; a masjid.

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

  • noun (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret

Etymologies

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

[French mosquée, from Old French mousquaie, from Old Italian moschea, from moscheta, from Old Spanish mezquita, from Arabic masjid; see masjid.]

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From French mosquée, from Italian moschea, ultimately from Arabic مسجد (masjid), literally ‘place of prostration’.

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