Origin of mosque
Examples from the Web for mosque
“Iran knows who lives in each and every house here,” one man in a Turbat mosque tells me.
Riots broke out in 1994, after Iranian authorities replaced a Sunni mosque in Mashad with a development project.
Similarly, we never failed to recognize our relatives or friends if we came across them in the mall or mosque.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She then expressed her annoyance that the leader of the Oklahoma mosque where Nolan had worshipped refused to appear on her show.
First, he stated on air that he had not been to the mosque since 2011.
At one time the Mosque was deserted by all except one machine-gun officer, who continued to work his gun single-handed.With the British Army in The Holy Land|Henry Osmond Lock
The first mosque was built at Canton, where after several restorations, it still exists.
"Women do not take any part in the public worship on the floor of the mosque," said the guide.A Trip to the Orient|Robert Urie Jacob
The minaret of the mosque of the Sultan Kalan at Cairo is perhaps the most splendid of all contemporary works.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
The principal Mosque is also of peculiar interest, and presents an architectural problem which has never been quite fully solved.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for mosque
Word Origin for mosque
Word Origin and History for mosque
1717, earlier moseak (c.1400), also mosquee (16c.), probably in part from Middle French mosquée, from Italian moschea, earlier moscheta, from Spanish mesquita (modern mezquita), from Arabic masjid "temple, place of worship," from sajada "he worshipped" + prefix ma- denoting "place." Mangled in Middle English as muskey, moseache, etc.
Culture definitions for mosque
A Muslim house of worship with at least one minaret, a tall, slender tower with balconies, used for calling the faithful to prayer.