Definition for jehad (2 of 2)
Origin of jihad
Examples from the Web for jehad
And then, Jehad, a man whose very name has become synonymous with “holy war,” says something that lights a tiny spark of hope.
“One of the only good things to come out of this is the fact that I found a new family,” said Jehad, referring to the Zilkers.
Jehad says Anat has been a ray of hope for his family as well.
As a retort the Ameer sought to call the border tribes to a Jehad, or holy war, against the British, but with little success.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)|John Holland Rose
Time and intrigue and conspiracy had distracted his mind, and the Jehad became the fixed aim and end of his life.The Weavers, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The fact is that all the Mohammedan world was in a state of restless activity, as the jehad, or holy war, was being preached.Southern Arabia|Theodore Bent
Deprived of the Sheikhs countenance the jehad proved a rather damp squib.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
He is said to have torn off his suspenders, dipped himself in oil and proclaimed a Jehad.My Discovery of England|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for jehad (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for jehad (2 of 2)
Word Origin for jihad
Word Origin and History for jehad
1869, from Arabic, usually translated as "holy war," literally "struggle, contest, effort," from infinitive of jahada "he waged war, he applied himself to." Used in English since c.1880 for any sort of doctrinal crusade.