Mohammedan

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mohammedan \Mo*ham"med*an\, noun A follower of Mohammed, the founder of Islam (also called Islamism or Mohammedanism); an adherent of Islam; one who professes Mohammedanism or Islamism; a Muslim; a Moslem; a Musselman; -- this term is used mostly by non-Moslems, and some Moslems find it offensive. [Written also {Muhammadan}, {Mahometan}, {Mahomedan}, etc.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mohammedan \Mo*ham"med*an\, adjective [From Mohammed, fr. Ar. muh['a]mmad praiseworthy, highly praised.] Of or pertaining to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions founded by Mohammed; in the latter sense, synonymous with {Islamic}, the term preferred by Moslems. [Written also {Mahometan}, {Mahomedan}, {Muhammadan}, etc.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Mohammedan

adjective

1: of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he founded [syn: {Muhammadan}, {Mohammedan}]

noun

1: a follower of Mohammed [syn: {Mohammedan}, {Muhammedan}, {Muhammadan}]


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