Definition of mosque in English:


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Pronunciation: /mɒsk


  • A Muslim place of worship.
    More example sentences
    • The Imams in our mosques give sermons on so many issues, but never touch upon this topic of dowry.
    • One of the best shots in the film is of a church spire which pans up to reveal the minaret of the mosque just behind.
    • From the top, we can see mosques, churches and synagogues and graveyard after graveyard.

Mosques consist of an area reserved for communal prayers, frequently in a domed building with a minaret, and with a niche (mihrab) or other structure indicating the direction of Mecca. There may also be a platform for preaching (minbar), and an adjacent courtyard in which water is provided for the obligatory ablutions before prayer


late Middle English: from French mosquée, via Italian and Spanish from Egyptian Arabic masgid.

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