Meaning of mosque in English:


Pronunciation /mɒsk/

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  • A Muslim place of worship.

    Mosques consist of an area reserved for communal prayers, frequently in a domed building with a minaret, and with a niche (mihrab) or other structure indicating the direction of Mecca. There may also be a platform for preaching (minbar), and an adjacent courtyard in which water is provided for the obligatory ablutions before prayer

    ‘The Imams in our mosques give sermons on so many issues, but never touch upon this topic of dowry.’
    • ‘One of the best shots in the film is of a church spire which pans up to reveal the minaret of the mosque just behind.’
    • ‘From the top, we can see mosques, churches and synagogues and graveyard after graveyard.’
    • ‘There are new mosques, Islamic schools and Quranic centres from Brisbane to Perth.’
    • ‘Just as Zacarias was reciting verses of the Koran in French, the imam walked into the mosque.’
    • ‘The Cathedrals do bear a remarkable resemblance to the mosques of Islam.’
    • ‘One day the priest asked Mohammed if he might accompany him to the mosque to see what it was like there.’
    • ‘Religion was being increasingly confined to the mosques and Islamic university.’
    • ‘The town has a small Middle-Eastern community, but no mosques or an Islamic centre.’
    • ‘This is the view of most of the imams preaching in the mosques in the West.’
    • ‘Mohammed went to the mosque with an older cousin, probably out of curiosity.’
    • ‘Yusef called the faithful to prayer five times a day as the muezzin of the mosque.’
    • ‘There is no suggestion that the mosque's imams are preaching anything other than peace.’
    • ‘After the classical period the temple was converted first to a church and then a mosque.’
    • ‘Mosques are full to overflowing and new mosques are being built to meet the demand.’
    • ‘The surrounding area is full of mosques and its residents number many devout Muslims.’
    • ‘In early January he was seen praying at the city's new mosque during the Muslim festival of Eid.’
    • ‘Everywhere I go in Beirut, churches and mosques are being built, often alongside each other.’
    • ‘Schools, churches, mosques, offices and ordinary homes are crammed with refugees.’


Late Middle English from French mosquée, via Italian and Spanish from Egyptian Arabic masgid.