What does hookah mean?

Definitions for hookah
ˈhʊk əhookah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hookah, narghile, nargileh, sheesha, shisha, chicha, calean, kalian, water pipe, hubble-bubble, hubbly-bubblynoun

    an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water

    "a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola"

GCIDE

  1. Hookahnoun

    A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water. Also called narghile and water pipe. The hubble-bubble is a simple form of this device.

    Etymology: [Per. or Ar. huqqa a round box or casket, a bottle through which the fumes pass when smoking tobacco.]

Wiktionary

  1. hookahnoun

    a pipe with a long flexible tube that draws the smoke through water. Originally invented in India, it gained most popularity in the Arab world. It is traditionally used for smoking tobacco, which is often flavored.

    Etymology: From حقہ, from حقة, from حق.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hookahnoun

    a pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water

    Etymology: [Per. or Ar. huqqa a round box or casket, a bottle through which the fumes pass when smoking tobacco.]

Freebase

  1. Hookah

    A hookah, also known as a waterpipe, narghile, arghila, or qalyān, is a single- or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha in which the vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. Depending on the placement of the coal above the shisha, a hookah can be used to produce smoke by burning the shisha or used to create water vapor by melting it at a lower temperature. When a waterpipe is used to produce smoke, it is usually referred to as a hookah, which means "jar" in Arabic. When the same device is used to vaporize shisha, it is usually referred to as a nargile, which means "gourd" in Sanskrit. The vapor from a nargile looks similar enough to the smoke from a hookah as to cause both users and medical professionals to often confuse the two. The origin of the waterpipe is around the area which includes India, and Persia, or at a transition point between the two. The word hookah is a derivative of "huqqa", which is what the Arabs called it. According to author Cyril Elgood, who does not mention his source, it was Abul-Fath Gilani, a Persian physician at the Indian court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, who "first passed the smoke of tobacco through a small bowl of water to purify and cool the smoke and thus invented the hubble-bubble or hookah." Nevertheless, a quatrain of Ahli Shirazi refers to the use of the ḡalyān in Safavid Iran. Smoking the hookah has gained popularity outside of its native region, in India, Pakistan and the Middle East, and is gaining popularity in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, Tanzania and South Africa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hookah

    Hooka, hōō′ka, n. the water tobacco-pipe of Arabs, Turks, &c. [Ar. huqqa.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hookah in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hookah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hookah in a Sentence

  1. Aruni Bhatnagar:

    People believe that occasional use of hookah does not really matter because they would not get addicted.

  2. Nada Kassem:

    In addition to inhaling toxicants and carcinogens found in the hookah tobacco smoke, hookah smokers, and non-smokers who socialize with them, also inhale large quantities of charcoal combustion-generated toxic and carcinogenic emissions.

  3. Belal Mahmoud:

    We were not able to win the real World Cup, so we just got it as a shisha (hookah), Ramadan lantern and whichever way we can.

  4. Mohammed Jawad:

    The general public should be made aware of the harms of this hookah smoking through increased regulation and health promotion efforts.

  5. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji:

    This photo shows a building where anyone can pen verses and hang them on the wall -- their own creations or an old favorite, it's also a place for drinking tea and smoking hookah.

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