[is-mey-il-ee-uh n] /ˌɪs meɪˈɪl i ən/
a member of the Ismaʿiliya sect.
a Shiah sect whose adherents believe that Ismail, son of the sixth imam, was the rightful seventh imam
Also called Ismailian (ˌɪzmɑːɪˈliːən), (pl) -lis. a member of this sect
[is-mey-uh-lee-uh, -mahy-uh-] /ˌɪs meɪ əˈli ə, -maɪ ə-/ noun 1. a city and seaport at the midpoint of the Suez Canal, in NE Egypt. /ˌɪzmaɪˈlɪə/ noun 1. a city in NE Egypt, on the Suez Canal: founded in 1863 by the former Suez Canal Company; devastated by Israeli troops in the October War (1973). Pop: […]
[is-mey-il-ee-uh n] /ˌɪs meɪˈɪl i ən/ noun, Islam. 1. a member of the Ismaʿiliya sect.
[is-mey-uh-lee-uh, ‐mahy-uh‐] /ˌɪs meɪ əˈli ə, ‐maɪ ə‐/ noun, Islam. 1. a branch of Shiʿism, including in its number the Assassins and the Druses, having an esoteric philosophy and asserting Ismaʿil to be the seventh divinely inspired imam in the succession from Ali. 2. .
- Ismail Pasha
[is-mah-eel pah-shah] /ɪsˈmɑ il ˈpɑ ʃɑ/ noun 1. 1830–95, viceroy and khedive of Egypt 1863–79. /ˌɪzmɑːˈiːl ˈpɑːʃə/ noun 1. 1830–95, viceroy (1863–66) and khedive (1867–79) of Egypt, who brought his country close to bankruptcy. He was forced to submit to Anglo-French financial control (1876) and to abdicate (1879)