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A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin or a recording of a muezzin summons the people to prayer.
[Ultimately (partly via French) from Ottoman Turkish mināre, from earlier menāre, from Arabic manāra, lamp, beacon tower of a fortress; see nwr in Semitic roots.]
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1. (Architecture) a slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer
2. (Architecture) any structure resembling this
[C17: from French, from Turkish, from Arabic manārat lamp, from nār fire]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
min•a•ret(ˌmɪn əˈrɛt, ˈmɪn əˌrɛt)
a lofty, often slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.
[1675–85; < French minaret, Sp minarete, or Italian minaretto « Arabic manārah lighthouse]
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A tower usually attached to a mosque from which the Muslim faithful are called to prayer.
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|Noun||1.||minaret - slender tower with balconies |
mosque - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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minaret[ˌmɪnəˈrɛt] n → minaret m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Minarett nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
minaret[ˌmɪnəˈrɛt] n → minareto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a tower on a mosque from which the call to prayer is sounded. minaret مِئْذَنَه минаре minarete minaret das Minarett minaret μιναρέςalminar, minarete minarett مناره minareetti minaret צְרִיחַ מִסגָד मीनार minaret minaret menara bænaturn minareto 光塔 (회교 사원의) 뾰족탑 minaretas minarets menara minaretminaretminaret منار minarete minaret минарет minaret minaret minaret minaret หอสูงยอดแหลมบนสุเหร่า ใช้เป็นที่เรียกคนมาสวดมนตร์ minare 清真寺的宣禮塔 мінарет مینارہ tháp (ở giáo đường Hồi giáo) （伊斯兰教寺院的）尖塔，宣礼塔
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