[min-uh-ret, min-uh-ret] /ˌmɪn əˈrɛt, ˈmɪn əˌrɛt/
a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.
a slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer
any structure resembling this
1680s, from French minaret, from Turkish minare “a minaret,” from Arabic manarah, manarat “lamp, lighthouse, minaret,” related to manar “candlestick,” derivative of nar “fire;” cf. Hebrew ner “lamp” (see menorah).
[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/ noun, plural minae [mahy-nee] /ˈmaɪ ni/ (Show IPA), minas. 1. an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent. [mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/ noun 1. . [mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/ noun 1. any of several Asian birds of the starling family Sturnidae, especially those of the genera Acridotheres […]
[mahy-nuh s] /ˈmaɪ nəs/ noun 1. a bay in E Canada, the easternmost arm of the Bay of Fundy, in N Nova Scotia: noted for its high tides. /ˈmaɪnəs/ noun 1. a bay in E Canada, in central Nova Scotia: the NE arm of the Bay of Fundy, with which it is linked by Minas […]
[mee-nuh s zhi-rahys] /ˈmi nəs ʒɪˈraɪs/ noun 1. a state in E Brazil. 224,701 sq. mi. (581,975 sq. km). Capital: Belo Horizonte. /Portuguese ˈminaʒ ʒəˈraiʒ/ noun 1. an inland state of E Brazil: situated on the high plateau of the Brazilian Highlands; large reserves of iron ore and manganese. Capital: Belo Horizonte. Pop: 18 343 […]
[mee-nuh-tit-lan; Spanish mee-nah-tee-tlahn] /ˌmi nə tɪtˈlæn; Spanish ˌmi nɑ tiˈtlɑn/ noun 1. a town in Veracruz state,SE Mexico.