What does Ramadan mean?

Definitions for Ramadan
ˌræm əˈdɑnRa·madan

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From رمضان, from ارتمض.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramadan(noun)

    the ninth Mohammedan month

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

  2. Ramadan(noun)

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

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

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Ramadan in a Sentence

  1. Elabed Lofti:

    The guy didn't observe Ramadan, the minimum to be considered a good Muslim.

  2. Raphael Gluck:

    With its continued spree of attacks in Africa, ISIS has made special mention of attacks on Christians, part of its Ramadan conquest.

  3. President Joko Widodo:

    There is no splendor on the streets, the mosque space is in silence, the new atmosphere we will feel, absorbing the true meaning of fasting that we run, let's welcome the blessing Ramadan as a moment to break the chain of transmission of the plague for the sake of personal safety, relatives and the entire nation.

  4. Clarion Project:

    Memorizing the Koran is a considered a pious and worthy thing to do and many memorization competitions are held around the world, especially during Ramadan, it is believed to be the month during which Mohammed received the Koran. The chapters the Islamic State challenged its followers to memorize include.

  5. Emre Yildirim:

    I saw 25 to 30 men, some with sticks. They screamed 'We will burn you inside ... how dare you drink during Ramadan'.

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