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Ramadan

noun Ram·a·dan \ˈrä-mə-ˌdän, ˌrä-mə-ˈ\

: the ninth month of the Islamic year when Muslims do not eat or drink anything between sunrise and sunset

Full Definition of RAMADAN

:  the ninth month of the Islamic year observed as sacred with fasting practiced daily from dawn to sunset — see month table

Origin of RAMADAN

Arabic Ramaḍān
First Known Use: circa 1595

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial
RAMADAN Defined for Kids

Ramadan

noun Ram·a·dan \ˈrä-mə-ˌdän, ˌrä-mə-ˈdän\

Definition of RAMADAN for Kids

:  the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed as sacred with fasting practiced daily from sunrise to sunset

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