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ˌmɪn əˈrɛt, ˈmɪn əˌrɛtminaret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minaret(noun)

    slender tower with balconies


  1. minaret(Noun)

    the tall slender tower of an Islamic mosque, from which the muezzin recites the adhan (call to prayer)

  2. Origin: From the minare, from the manārä ("lighthouse"). Entered into English around 1682.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minaret(noun)

    a slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to prayer is cried by the muezzin

  2. Origin: [Sp. minarete, Ar. manrat lamp, lantern, lighthouse, turret, fr. nr to shine.]


  1. Minaret

    A minaret is a distinctive architectural feature of Islamic mosques, generally a tall spire with an onion-shaped or conical crown, usually either free standing or taller than any associated support structure. The basic form of a minaret includes a base, shaft, and gallery. Styles vary regionally and by period. Minarets provide a visual focal point and are used for the call to prayer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Minaret

    min′a-ret, n. a turret on a Mohammedan mosque, from which the people are summoned to prayers. [Sp. minarete—Ar. manarat, lighthouse—nar, fire.]

Anagrams for minaret »

  1. artemin, raiment

  2. Artemin

  3. Raiment


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minaret in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minaret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of minaret in a Sentence

  1. Raghad Hammoudi:

    An entire city with a glorious past and ancient history lost its heritage and culture: the tomb of the Prophet Jonah, the minaret of Al-Hadba which is older than Iraq itself. It is great that we were able to save a part of this heritage.

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