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Noun: Ramadan  'ra-mu,daan or ,ra-mu'daan [N. Amer], 'ra-mu,dan [Brit]
  1. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
     
  2. (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan

Derived forms: Ramadans

Type of: fast, fasting, Islamic calendar month

Part of: Islamic calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Moslem calendar, Muhammadan calendar, Muslim calendar

Encyclopedia: Ramadan