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Muslim

[muhz-lim, moo z-, moo s-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
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noun, plural Mus·lims, Mus·lim.
  1. an adherent of Islam.
  2. Black Muslim.
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Also Moslem, Muslem (for defs 1, 2).

Origin of Muslim

< Arabic, literally, a person who submits. See Islam
Related formshalf-Mus·lim, adjectivenon-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural non-Mus·lims, non-Mus·lim.pre-Mus·lim, adjective, nounpro-Mus·lim, adjective, nounpseu·do-Mus·lim, adjective, noun
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  • But Habeebah had remained a Muslim, and she was for calling the Imam.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • To thee I need no excuse if thou'lt but remember that like thyself I was not born a Muslim.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Then deliberately and after the fashion of the Muslim he was become he spat upon it.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • A Muslim marriage is not binding upon a Christian, and I shall account it no marriage.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • When his galley was captured by Muslim corsairs he took the only way of escape that offered.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for muslim

Muslim

Moslem

noun plural -lims or -lim
  1. a follower of the religion of Islam
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc
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Derived FormsMuslimism or Moslemism, noun old-fashioned, derogatory

Word Origin

C17: from Arabic, literally: one who surrenders
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Word Origin and History for muslim

Muslim

1610s (n.), 1777 (adj.), from Arabic muslim "one who submits" (to the faith), from root of aslama "he resigned." Related to Islam.

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