Mosque Mosque (m[o^]sk), n. [F. mosqu['e]e, Sp. mezquita, Ar. masjid, from sajada to bend, adore.] A Mohammedan church or place of religious worship. [Written also {mosk}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • mosque — [mɔsk US ma:sk] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: mosquee, from Old Spanish mezquita, from Arabic masjid, from sajada to lie face downward ] a building in which Muslims worship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mosque — [ mask ] noun count * a building in which Muslims worship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mosque — (n.) 1717, earlier moseak (c.1400), also mosquee (16c.), probably in part from M.Fr. mosquée, from It. moschea, earlier moscheta, from Sp. mesquita (modern mezquita), from Arabic masjid temple, place of worship, from sajada he worshipped + prefix …   Etymology dictionary

  • mosque — [n] temple cathedral, chapel, church, holy place, house of God, house of worship, masjid, place of worship, sanctuary, shrine, synagogue, tabernacle; concepts 368,439 …   New thesaurus

  • mosque — ► NOUN ▪ a Muslim place of worship. ORIGIN French, from Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • mosque — [mäsk] n. [Early ModE muskey < MFr mosquez < It moschea, ult. < Ar masjid, place of adoration, temple < sajada, to prostrate oneself, pray] a Muslim temple or place of worship …   English World dictionary

  • Mosque — A modern style mosque built on water in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia …   Wikipedia

  • mosque — /mosk, mawsk/, n. a Muslim temple or place of public worship. [1600 10; earlier mosquee < MF < It moschea Ar masjid, deriv. of sajada to worship, lit., prostrate oneself; the ee seems to have been taken as dim. suffix and dropped] * * * I Islamic …   Universalium

  • mosque */ — UK [mɒsk] / US [mɑsk] noun [countable] Word forms mosque : singular mosque plural mosques a building in which Muslims worship …   English dictionary

  • mosque — [17] Mosque means etymologically a place where you ‘bow down’ in prayer and is, not surprisingly, of Arabic origin. It comes from Arabic masjid ‘place of worship’, a derivative of the verb sajada ‘bow down’. English acquired the word via Italian… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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