Ramadan

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

Definition of Ramadan

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

Origin and Etymology of ramadan

Arabic Ramaḍān


First Known Use: circa 1595

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RAMADAN Defined for English Language Learners

Ramadan

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

Definition of Ramadan for English Language Learners

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



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