Mohammedan Mo*ham"med*an, 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. [Written also {Muhammadan}, {Mahometan}, {Mahomedan}, etc.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Muhammadan — Mu*ham mad*an, Muhammedan Mu*ham med*an, a. & n. Mohammedan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muhammadan — Muhammad, Muhammadan The name of the founder of Islam is now spelt Muhammad in English, not Mohammed. The word for a follower of Islam (and the corresponding adjective) is Muslim; Muhammadan (a term often used in the past) is now considered… …   Modern English usage

  • Muhammadan — Mohammedan Mo*ham med*an, a. [From Mohammed, fr. Ar. muh[ a]mmad praiseworthy, highly praised.] Of or pertaining to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions founded by Mohammed; in the latter sense, synonymous with {Islamic}, the term preferred …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muhammadan — adjective Date: 1681 of or relating to Muhammad or Islam • Muhammadan noun • Muhammadanism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Muhammadan — [mʊ haməd(ə)n] (also Mohammedan) noun & adjective archaic term for Muslim (not favoured by Muslims). Derivatives Muhammadanism noun Origin C17: from the name of the Arab prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad + an. Usage For a discussion of the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Muhammadan — noun, adjective old fashioned a word meaning Muslim, now considered offensive by most Muslims Muhammadan adjective Muhammadanism noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Muhammadan — /moo ham euh dn/, n., adj. Muslim (defs. 1, 2). Also, Muhammedan. [1960 65; MUHAMMAD + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Muhammadan — adjective a) Of or relating to Muhammad b) Islamic …   Wiktionary

  • Muhammadan — n. Muslim, an adherent of Islam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muhammadan — mu·ham·mad·an …   English syllables

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