hajj


hajj
n. (also hadj) the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
Etymology: Arab. hajj pilgrimage

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noun
the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba
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for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship

Syn: ↑haj, ↑hadj
Hypernyms: ↑pillar of Islam, ↑pilgrimage, ↑pilgrim's journey

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noun or hadj or haj \\ˈhaj\ (-es)
Etymology: Arabic ḥajj
: the pilgrimage to Mecca prescribed as a religious duty for Muslims

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/haj/, n., pl. hajjes.
the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
Also, hadj.
[1665-75; < Ar hajj pilgrimage]

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hajj UK [hædʒ] US noun [countable] [singular hajj plural hajjes]
a journey to the holy city of Mecca that Muslims make as a religious duty http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/hajj.htm
Thesaurus: journeyshyponym islamhyponym parts of a journeymeronym
Variant: haj

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hajj or haj «haj», noun.
a pilgrimage to Mecca, required of every Muslim at least once in his life. Also, hadj.
[< Arabic ]

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[haj]
(also haj or hadj) n. the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, and that all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime
Origin:
from Arabic (al-) ḥajj ‘(the Great) Pilgrimage’

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/ˈhæʤ/ noun [singular]
: a journey to Mecca that is a religious duty for Muslims

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hajj (also haj) [hædʒ] [hædʒ] noun (usually the Hajj) singular
the religious journey to Mecca that all Muslims try to make at least once in their lives
 
Word Origin:
[hajj] from Arabic (al-) ḥajj ‘(the Great) Pilgrimage’.

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