noun (in Muslim countries)
- the head of an Arab tribe, village, etc
- a venerable old man
- a high priest or religious leader, esp a Sufi master
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Example sentences from the Web for sheikh
Though he claimed to be a sheikh, he had none of the qualifications.
Zubaydah indentified Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was also kept at Cobalt after his March 2003 in Pakistan.
YPG chief Esmat al-Sheikh told Reuters that ISIS controls only about a quarter of the town.U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But …|Jamie Dettmer|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One example is Muhammed Asel, kreef to the Yazidi and a Muslim Arab sheikh from a village on the north side of the mountain.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness|Christine van den Toorn|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is made famous through its connection with an act of cruelty on the part of Sheikh Nadir.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Pilgrimage to Sheikh Adi is incumbent on every Yezidi; but he is not commanded to pray; and he leaves that duty to his priests.
Upon another occasion, when the Sheikh came to call upon us, his four attendants were credited with having consumed a whole sheep!
Of late years, a family quarrel has rather diminished the power of Sheikh Taha.
Of a surety it is smuggled tobacco from the warehouse of the Sheikh; or maybe hashish, and worth much gold.