jihad

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ji·had

 (jĭ-häd′)
n.
1. Islam An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection.
2. Islam A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle for the propagation or defense of Islam.
3. A campaign against perceived foes, especially such a campaign regarded as fanatical or immoderate: "The war against smoking is turning into a jihad against people who smoke" (Fortune).

[Arabic jihād, from jahada, to strive; see ghd in Semitic roots.]

jihad

(dʒɪˈhæd) or

jehad

n
1. (Islam) Islam a holy war against infidels undertaken by Muslims in defence of the Islamic faith
2. (Islam) Islam the personal struggle of the individual believer against evil and persecution
3. rare a crusade in support of a cause
[C19: from Arabic jihād a conflict]

ji•had

or je•had

(dʒɪˈhɑd)

n.
1. a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
2. any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.
[1865–70; < Arabic jihād struggle, strife]

jihad

An Arabic word meaning conflict, used especially to mean a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jihad - a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
2.jihad - a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
nisus, pains, striving, strain - an effortful attempt to attain a goal
Translations
jihad
ĝihado
jihad
džihad
dzsihád
jihad
遠征
jihad
džihad
jihad

jihad

[dʒɪˈhæd] N (Rel) → jihad f (guerra santa musulmana)

jihad

[dʒiˈhæd] ndjihad m, jihad m

jihad

n (Rel) → Dschihad m, → Heiliger Krieg