Definitions for Korankəˈrɑn, -ˈræn, kɔ-, koʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ko•rankəˈrɑn, -ˈræn, kɔ-, koʊ-(n.)

  1. the sacred text of Islam, divided into 114 chapters, or suras: revered as the word of God, dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel, and accepted as the foundation of Islamic law, religion, culture, and politics.

    Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: Often, Qur'an.

Origin of Koran:

1615–25; < Ar qur'ān book, akin to qara'a to read, recite

Ko•ran′ic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an, Book(noun)

    the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Koran(noun)əˈrɑn, -ˈræn, kɔ-, koʊ-

    the Islamic holy book

Wiktionary

  1. koran(Noun)

    (The Islamic holy book/bible)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Koran(noun)

    the Scriptures of the Mohammedans, containing the professed revelations to Mohammed; -- called also Alcoran

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Korân

    the Bible of the Mohammedans, accepted among them as "the standard of all law and all practice; thing to be gone upon in speculation and life; it is read through in the mosques daily, and some of their doctors have read it 70,000 times, and hard reading it is"; it contains the teaching of Mahomet, collected by his disciples after his death, and arranged the longest chapters first and the shortest, which were the earliest, last; a confused book.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Koran(noun)

the holy book of the Muslims.

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