Dictionary.com

ihram

[ ee-rahm ]
/ iˈrɑm /
Save This Word!

noun
the dress worn by male Muslims on their pilgrimage to Mecca, consisting of two white cotton cloths, one worn round the waist, the other over the left shoulder.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of ihram

First recorded in 1695–1705, ihram is from the Arabic word iḥrām literally, prohibition

Words nearby ihram

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use ihram in a sentence

  • With appropriate ceremony, Ali donned the ihram and ran a mental tally of the things he must not do until the Hadj came to an end.

    Hi Jolly!|James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Next the whole party put off their old garments, and attired themselves in the two white vestments El Ihram.

  • The heads of the party were bare; their countenances becomingly solemn; their Ihram fresh and spotlessly white.

British Dictionary definitions for ihram

ihram
/ (ɪˈrɑːm) /

noun
the customary white robes worn by Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, symbolizing a sacred or consecrated state

Word Origin for ihram

C18: from Arabic ihrām, from harama he forbade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK