Ramadan

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

Definition of Ramadan 

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

First Known Use of Ramadan

circa 1595, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ramadan

Arabic Ramaḍān

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ramadan

Dictionary Entries near Ramadan

Rama

ramack

ramada

Ramadan

Ramadi

ramage

ramage hawk

Statistics for Ramadan

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Ramadan

The first known use of Ramadan was circa 1595

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Ramadan

Ramadan

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Ramadan

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

Ramadan

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

Kids Definition of Ramadan

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on Ramadan

See words that rhyme with Ramadan

Spanish Central: Translation of Ramadan

Britannica English: Translation of Ramadan for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Ramadan

What made you want to look up Ramadan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!