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Princeton's WordNet

  1. niqabnoun

    a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women

Wiktionary

  1. niqabnoun

    A veil which covers the face, worn by some Muslim women as a part of sartorial hijab.

    Etymology: From نقاب.

Freebase

  1. Niqāb

    A niqab is a cloth which covers the face as a part of sartorial hijab. It is worn by some Muslim women in public areas and in front of non-mahram adult males. The niqab is worn in the Arab countries of the Arabian Peninsula such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the UAE. Various forms of niqab are also worn in countries such as Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, India, some parts of Israel, southern provinces of Iran, and other areas with sizeable Muslim populations. Because of the wide variety of hijab worn in the Muslim world, it can be difficult to definitively distinguish between one type of veil and another. The terms niqab and burqa are often incorrectly used interchangeably; a niqab covers the face while a burqa covers the whole body from the top of the head to the ground.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of niqab in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of niqab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of niqab in a Sentence

  1. Peter Greste:

    What he's doing with the niqab issue is unacceptable.

  2. Veryan Khan:

    Add to this the measures France has taken to protect itself against the insider threat it faces, including banning the niqab (veil or mask), plus the usual complaints that Western religious freedom actually oppresses Muslims by exposing them to what they find morally reprehensible, and there you get the reason for their repeated, triumphal rejection of France.

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