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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Unofficial reports said that the incident might have been sparked off by a dispute over permission to build a mosque.
▪ Art and architecture, too, remained hellenistic in inspiration, even when it came to building mosques.
▪ At dawn the next day we were awoken by the call to prayer from a nearby mosque.
▪ Back in the early 1980s, there was a small community whose focal point was one mosque in Tempe.
▪ But in 1980, there was only one mosque in the Phoenix area.
▪ Did they even attend the mosque on a regular basis?
▪ Small stone oratories - the Druze have no mosques - stand amid the fields.
▪ The exterior is uninteresting but the interior, now used as a mosque, is very fine.
▪ The Hassan Deftedar's mosque, Banjaluka.
▪ The sound echoed out of the mosque towers across the town.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mosque \Mosque\ (m[o^]sk), n. [F. mosqu['e]e, Sp. mezquita, Ar. masjid, from sajada to bend, adore.] A Mohammedan church or place of religious worship. [Written also mosk.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. (context Islam English) A place of worship for Muslims, often having at least one minaret; a masjid.


n. (Islam) a Muslim place of worship [syn: masjid, musjid]


A mosque (; from Al-masjid) is a place of worship for followers of Islam. There are strict and detailed requirements in Sunni fiqh for a place of worship to be considered a masjid , with places that do not meet these requirements regarded as musallas. There are stringent restrictions on the uses of the area formally demarcated as the mosque (which is often a small portion of the larger complex), and, in the Islamic Sharia law, after an area is formally designated as a mosque, it remains so until the Last Day.

Many mosques have elaborate domes, minarets, and prayer halls, in varying styles of architecture. Mosques originated on the Arabian Peninsula, but are now found in all inhabited continents. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for salat ( ṣalāt, meaning "prayer") as well as a center for information, education, social welfare, and dispute settlement. The imam leads the congregation in prayer.

Mosque (band)

Mosque were an English rock band that formed in 1987. Whilst sticking to no one style, their music was largely influenced by new prog and alternative rock. Mosque consisted of Shaun Keaveny (vocals/guitar), Paul Banks (vocals/bass), John Ariss (vocals) and Leon Parr (percussion).

Keaveny has since gone on to be breakfast radio presenter for BBC 6 Music. Leon Parr is still a session percussionist, who has performed with Mr. So & So Marillion and members of The Verve.

Mosque reformed for one night only for "An Audience With Shaun Keaveny" at Leigh Library on Saturday 12 February 2011.

Usage examples of "mosque".

At Bayazid, I performed my ablution in the courtyard, entered the mosque and prayed.

Not knowing exactly what excuse to make, but hoping for something to turn up, the mullah took a lantern and followed him out, taking the lead as they passed through the gap in the fence and drew abreast of the mosque portico.

Idrees, accounted the second ameer of that name, who there lies buried in the most important mosque of the Empire, the very approaches of which are closed to the Jew and the Nazarene.

This doubtless formed the spot reserved for the Ameer and his Court, screened off on three sides to prevent the curiosity of the worshippers overcoming their devotion, as is still arranged in the mosques which the Sultan of Morocco attends in his capitals.

In the shadow of the El Arish mosque, they lined up about sixty unarmed Egyptian prisoners, hands tied behind their backs, and then opened fire with machine guns until the pale desert sand turned red.

The clergy artfully confounded the mosque or church of the temple with the holy sepulchre, and their willful error has deceived both Vertot and Muratori.

Mosque of Islam, Incorporated, feel that it would be discrimination of the nastiest kind were he not to be permitted to share with their members his personal expertise in the kind of operation they have long been planning, to wit the engenderment of self-respect in their members by means of personal armed conflict, sabotage, and other manly pastimes.

Working with half a dozen other agents in a five-vehicle team, Fogle photographed a number of MEs loading boxes into vans outside the mosque.

Mosque that is a ruin inhabited by hawks and the other Mosque of the Aissawa, and the three squalid fondaks wherein the Jews live like cattle.

In fact, Mohammedan law and custom rule in civil cases, and the Imaum of the mosque assists the judge with his advice.

There is an inferior official of the mosque who keeps it clean, and reports to the Imaum absentees from public worship, goes round the villages to give notice of public prayer, assists at burials, and beats the great drum of the mosque.

Ommony tied the pony to a tree outside the mosque, and a jungli, whom no one had noticed hitherto, came and sat in the dust beside the animal.

I knew that I could not hope to reach Mecca, and kiss the sacred black stone, or pray in the Mosque of the holy Lella Fatima, I have wished to visit a certain great marabout in the south.

Well, you know all about it, those first weeks with the Siggies touring around and singing in front of churches and mosques and temples, and the Unitarian minister coming out to hold joint services in the open air, and the kids wearing maypole buttons and Great Pupa buttons and all the rest.

If their pagan whim tolerated Christian basilicas in the precincts of their ancient temples, it permitted mosque, harem, and mihrab equally.