Definition of masjid in US English:

masjid

noun

  • Arabic word for a mosque.

    • ‘There must be at least few people in every community who should do it in every masjid every year to keep this tradition alive.’
    • ‘I have grown up in a family that kneels in the church, bows its head at the masjid and folds its hands in prayer at the temple.’
    • ‘They are allowed to eat also inside the masjid, but if it is not convenient, they may go outside and come back as soon as they finish.’
    • ‘All its loudspeakers fell silent when ‘azan,’ the prayer call, rose from Mecca masjid minarets.’
    • ‘According to the Professor, there is no acceptable proof that the masjid had been built at the site of a Hindu temple.’
    • ‘The word in Arabic is masjid, you know, which means place of prostration, in fact.’
    • ‘‘In this pilgrimage-based show, we feature old and historic temples, churches, gurdwaras and masjids,’ he says.’
    • ‘Their mosques are known as masjids and not by any other name like temple, church or synagogues.’
    • ‘His responsibility is to see to the proper maintenance and functioning of the masjid, as mentioned above.’
    • ‘An alternative word for mosque, from the same root, is masjid.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

masjid

/ˈməsdʒɪd//ˈməsjid/