noun \kə-ˈran, -ˈrän; ˈkr-ˌan\

: the book of sacred writings used in the Muslim religion

Full Definition of KORAN

:  the book composed of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revelations made to Muhammad by Allah through the angel Gabriel
Ko·ran·ic also Qu·ran·ic or Qur·'an·ic \kə-ˈra-nik\ adjective

Variants of KORAN

Ko·ran also Qur·an or Qur·'an \kə-ˈran, -ˈrän; k-\

Origin of KORAN

Arabic qur'ān
First Known Use: circa 1615

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra


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