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ʃik; for 1 also ʃeɪkSheik

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheik, tribal sheik, sheikh, tribal sheikh, Arab chiefnoun

    the leader of an Arab village or family

  2. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorsenoun

    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance


  1. sheiknoun

    The leader of an Arab village, family or small tribe.

  2. sheiknoun

    An Islamic religious clergy; the leader of an Islamic religious order.

  3. sheiknoun

    An official title for members of the royal family as well as some prominent families.

  4. sheiknoun

    A romantic lover. (from The Sheikh, 1921 film)

  5. sheiknoun

    An Arab, especially one dressed in traditional clothing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheiknoun

    the head of an Arab family, or of a clan or a tribe; also, the chief magistrate of an Arab village. The name is also applied to Mohammedan ecclesiastics of a high grade

    Etymology: [Ar. sheikh, shaykh, a venerable old man, a chief, fr. shkha to grow or be old.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sheik

    Sheikh, shēk, n. a man of eminence, a lord, a chief: a title of learned or devout me n. [Ar. sheikhshākha, to be old.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sheik in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sheik in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Sheik in a Sentence

  1. Alan Jackson:

    The sheik is very happy to put it behind him and move on with his life.

  2. Kiaran McLaughlin:

    Everybody wants to win the Kentucky Derby, but I don’t think anyone deserves it more than Sheik Mohammed because he has put so much into the game and not just money.

  3. Alan Jackson:

    The decision by the D.A.’s office not to file charges shows that the accuser’s stories cannot be substantiated, the sheik is very happy to put it behind him and move on with his life.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. whirring
    • B. disjointed
    • C. squashy
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