a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.
a variant spelling of jihad
(Islam) a holy war against infidels undertaken by Muslims in defence of the Islamic faith
(Islam) the personal struggle of the individual believer against evil and persecution
(rare) a crusade in support of a cause
1869, from Arabic, usually translated as “holy war,” literally “struggle, contest, effort,” from infinitive of jahada “he waged war, he applied himself to.” Used in English since c.1880 for any sort of doctrinal crusade.
jihad [(ji-hahd, ji-had)]
In Islam, a holy war; a war ordained by God. The Koran teaches that soldiers who die in jihad go to heaven immediately.
Note: Modern-day terrorists often claim that they are carrying out acts of destruction, such as the attacks on the World Trade Center towers, as part of a jihad.
A violent attack; destructive assault: We’ll call these guys Tinker, Evers, and Chance, to protect them from jihad by the Elvis cult
[1980s+; fr Arabic, ”holy war”]
praiser of God. (1.) A descendant of Judah (1 Chr. 4:16). (2.) A Levite of the family of Merari (2 Chr. 29:12).
[juh-hahn-geer, yuh-] /dʒəˈhɑn gɪər, yə-/ noun 1. . [juh-hahn-geer, yuh-] /dʒəˈhɑn gɪər, yə-/ noun 1. 1569–1627, 4th Mogul emperor in India 1605–27 (son of Akbar).
rejoicer in Jehovah. (1.) One of the Levitical attendants at the temple, a descendant of Shubael (1 Chr. 24:20). (2.) A Meronothite, herdsman of the asses under David and Solomon (1 Chr. 27:30).
God’s living one. (1.) The father of Gibeon (1 Chr. 9:35). (2.) One of David’s guard (1 Chr. 11:44). (3.) One of the Levites “of the second degree,” appointed to conduct the music on the occasion of the ark’s being removed to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:18, 20). (4.) A Hachmonite, a tutor in the family […]