Definitions for jihaddʒɪˈhɑd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
Category: Eastern Religions
any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.
Origin of jihad:
1865–70; < Ar jihād struggle, strife
jihad, jehad, international jihad(noun)
a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
A holy war undertaken by Muslims.
The men, all devout Muslims, now face ... life imprisonment for entering into an agreement to wage violent jihad on Australian soil.
An aggressive campaign for an idea.
a personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil