or ma·dra·sa, ma·dras·sah

[ muh-dras-uh ]

  1. a school or college, especially a school attached to a mosque where young men study theology.

Origin of madrasah

From Arabic

Words Nearby madrasah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use madrasah in a sentence

  • This is one of the most important mosques of any age, and is the most characteristic of the madrasah form.

    Travels in the Far East | Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

British Dictionary definitions for madrasah


madrasa medrese (məˈdrɛseɪ)

/ (məˈdræsə, ˈmɑːdræsə) /

  1. Islam an educational institution, particularly for Islamic religious instruction

Origin of madrasah

from Arabic, literally: place of learning

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