Ramadan

noun

Ram·​a·​dan ˈrä-mə-ˌdän How to pronounce Ramadan (audio)
ˌrä-mə-ˈdän
: 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

Examples of Ramadan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic tradition, during which people refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. Jillian Kubala, Health, 9 July 2024 These include joining their community in daily prayers, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, and performing a Hajj pilgrimage once in their lifetime. Jennifer O'Donnell, Parents, 8 July 2024 In March, her two daughters — Maram, 9, and Shireen, 11 — went with a neighbor to buy treats for the end of the daily Ramadan fast. Raf Sanchez, NBC News, 18 June 2024 As Israel prepared to enter Rafah before the Muslim month of Ramadan in February, the WSJ said Sinwar urged Hamas’ political leaders not to make concessions and instead push for a permanent end to the war. Mostafa Salem and Kylie Atwood, CNN, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Ramadan 

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Word History

Etymology

Arabic Ramaḍān

First Known Use

circa 1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ramadan was circa 1595

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“Ramadan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ramadan. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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Ramadan

noun
Ram·​a·​dan ˈrä-mə-ˌdän How to pronounce Ramadan (audio)
ˌrä-mə-ˈdän
: the ninth month of the Islamic year observed as sacred with daily fasting from dawn to sunset
Etymology

from Arabic Ramaḍan

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