Definition of masjid in English:



  • Arabic word for a mosque.

    ‘The word in Arabic is masjid, you know, which means place of prostration, in fact.’
    • ‘An alternative word for mosque, from the same root, is masjid.’
    • ‘There must be at least few people in every community who should do it in every masjid every year to keep this tradition alive.’
    • ‘All its loudspeakers fell silent when ‘azan,’ the prayer call, rose from Mecca masjid minarets.’
    • ‘His responsibility is to see to the proper maintenance and functioning of the masjid, as mentioned above.’



/ˈməsjid/ /ˈməsdʒɪd/


Arabic, ‘place of worship or prostration in prayer’, probably ultimately of Aramaic origin.