Definitions for ramadanˌræm əˈdɑn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ramadan(noun)

    the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith

  2. Ramadan(noun)

    (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan


  1. Ramadan(ProperNoun)

    The holy ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims fast between the break of dawn until sunset; they also refrain from drinking liquids, smoking and having sexual relations.

  2. Origin: From رمضان, from ارتمض.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramadan(noun)

    the ninth Mohammedan month

  2. Ramadan(noun)

    the great annual fast of the Mohammedans, kept during daylight through the ninth month

  3. Origin: [Ar. raman, or ramazn, properly, the hot month.]


  1. Ramadan

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding. While fasting from dawn until sunset Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking and sexual relations; and in some interpretations from swearing. According to Islam, the thawab of fasting are many, but in this month they are believed to be multiplied. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat and recitation of the Quran.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ramadan

    Ramadhan, ram-a-dan′, n. the ninth month of the Mohammedan year, throughout which the faithful are required to fast from dawn to sunset—prop. Ramazan′. [Ar.,—ramed, to be hot.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ramadan

    the ninth month of the Mohammedan year, a kind of Lent, held sacred as a month of fasting by all Moslems, being the month in the life of Mahomet when, as he spent it alone in meditation and prayer, his eyes were opened to see, through the shows of things, into the one eternal Reality, the greatness and absolute sovereignty of Allah.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramadan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramadan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ambassador Blake:

    We are celebrating a month early to respect the holy month of Ramadan.

  2. Mohammed Salim:

    All the people left here when the Houthis came. After Ramadan we came back. The situation now is very good.

  3. Ibtisam Thaher:

    They wanted to have a presence at Al Aqsa during Ramadan, i hope that I achieved their wish and that God considers that they prayed here.

  4. Bernardino Leon:

    The international community would like to see an agreement in Libya before Ramadan, let me be very cautious about the possibilities for an agreement.

  5. Heiner Bielefeldt:

    I heard, also, very disturbing stories about harassment, for instance, intimidation during Ramadan - children in schools were expected to break their fasting on Ramadan.

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