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Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization.
Lois Capps

Meaning of "Hamas" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HAMAS

Arabic: zeal; also an acronym for haraka muqawama islamia Islamic Armed Movement.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HAMAS

Hamas  [ˈhæmæs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hamas is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HAMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hamas

Hamas

Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist[5] organization, with an associated military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades,[6] in the Palestinian territories. Since 2007, Hamas has governed the Gaza Strip, after it won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Parliament in the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections[7] and defeated the Fatah political organization in a series of violent clashes. Israel, the United States,[8] Canada,[9] the European Union,[10][11] Jordan,[12] Egypt[13] and Japan classify Hamas as a terrorist organization,[14] while Iran, Russia,[15] Turkey,[16] China[17][18][19][20] and many nations across the Arab world do not. Based on the principles of Islamic fundamentalism gaining momentum throughout the Arab world in the 1980s, Hamas was founded in 1987 as an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.[21][22] Co-founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin stated in 1987, and the Hamas Charter affirmed in 1988, that Hamas was founded to liberate Palestine from Israeli occupation and to establish an Islamic state in the area that is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

Definition of Hamas in the English dictionary

The definition of Hamas in the dictionary is an organization founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing an Islamic state in Palestine.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HAMAS


admass
ˈædmæs
amass
əˈmæs
Athamas
ˈæθəˌmæs
biomass
ˈbaɪəʊˌmæs
camas
ˈkæmæs
camass
ˈkæmæs
childermas
ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs
eggmass
ˈɛɡˌmæs
groundmass
ˈɡraʊndˌmæs
Hallowmas
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hallowmass
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Kiritimati
kəˈrɪsmæs
landmass
ˈlændˌmæs
mass
mæs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAMAS

Hama
hamada
hamadryad
hamadryas
hamadryas baboon
hamal
Hamamatsu
hamamelidaceous
hamamelis
hamantasch
hamarthritis
hamartia
hamartiology
hamate
hamate bone
Hamath

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAMAS

baby-doll pyjamas
Bahamas
cat´s pyjamas
Christmas
churidar pyjamas
doubting Thomas
Dumas
Habermas
in inverted commas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
Palmas
plumdamas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
Thomas
white Christmas
Xmas

Synonyms and antonyms of Hamas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Hamas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAMAS

Find out the translation of Hamas to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Hamas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Hamas» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哈马斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Hamas
570 millions of speakers

English

Hamas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हमास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حماس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ХАМАС
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Hamas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হামাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Hamas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hamas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hamas
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハマス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하마스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hamas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hamas
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹமாஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हमास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hamas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Hamas
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Hamas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ХАМАС
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Hamas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Χαμάς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Hamas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Hamas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Hamas
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Hamas

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAMAS»

The term «Hamas» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.063 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «Hamas».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAMAS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Hamas» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Hamas» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Hamas

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10 QUOTES WITH «HAMAS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Hamas.
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Elliott Abrams
Sometimes the results of a first free election will find the moderates so poorly organized that extreme groups can eke out a victory, as Hamas did when it gained a 44-to-41 percent margin in the Palestinian election of 2006.
2
John Boehner
The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel.
3
John Bolton
I don't think Hamas will be satisfied simply ruling the Gaza Strip.
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John Bolton
There's no doubt that Iran funds and supplies Hamas with weapons.
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Lois Capps
Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization.
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Warren Christopher
Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn't that really quite incredible?
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Danny Danon
Abbas is on his way to becoming a professor of terrorism. After denying the Holocaust in his doctoral thesis, he now claims that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.
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Lawrence Eagleburger
There's Hezbollah, there's Hamas, there is a whole range of terrorist targets out there related to Palestine and to Israel that we ought to be trying to deal with. And there's a great deal of targets in the Philippines, Indonesia. You name it, there are a number of places where there are targets that we ought to be trying to deal with.
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Vito Fossella
Hamas is responsible for countless homicide bombings that have killed hundreds of Israeli citizens. They have waged a terror war with the sole intent of murdering innocent people.
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Ismail Haniyeh
The Europeans and Americans have said the martyrdom operations are why Hamas has been put on the terrorist list. But now these operations have stopped. Did they then remove Hamas from the list of terrorist organisations? We do not launch wars. We are people resisting occupation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAMAS»

Discover the use of Hamas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Hamas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad
This important book provides the most fully researched assessment of Hamas ever written.
Matthew Levitt, 2008
2
Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement
Drawing on their frontline experiences of recent events, their access to secret documents from the western intelligence community and interviews with leaders, militants, and commanders of Hamas' armed battalions, they reveal the full story ...
Beverley Milton-Edwards, Stephen Farrell, 2013
3
Hamas: Palestinian Terrorists
A chilling portrait of the violence, hatred, and frustration that can grow in the bleak living conditions of impoverished refugee camps, this book will help students trace the roots of a conflict that continues to resist peaceful resolution ...
Maxine Rosaler, 2003
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Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, ...
In Son of Hamas, Mosab reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his ...
Mosab Hassan Yousef, 2011
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Hamas: Background and Issues for Congress
Hamas is a Palestinian Islamist military and sociopolitical movement that grew out of the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S., Israel, the EU, and Canada consider Hamas a terrorist org.
Jim Zanotti, 2011
6
HAMAS Between Violence and Pragmatism
"Far from being solely a terrorist organization, Hamas is a heterogeneous movement that uses both violence and political participation to achieve its main objective, which is to stay in power and preserve its identity.
Marc A. Walther, 2010
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Hamas: A History from Within
This book charts the origins of Hamas among the Muslim Brotherhood, details the influence of its exiled leadership in Syria and elsewhere, and sets out its internal structure and political objectives.
Azzam Tamimi, 2007
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The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence, and Coexistence
Now with a new introduction, this book does much to contextualize the current ascendancy of this controversial movement.
Shaul Mishal, Avraham Sela, 2006
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Hamas: From Resistance to Government
By breaking from the sensationalist journalism surrounding the elections, Caridi is able to tell the story of a movement caught between the desire to resist its oppressor and the need to provide support for a refugee people.
Paola Caridi, 2012
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Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle For Palestine
In this thought-provoking book, Jonathan Schanzer questions the notion of Palestinian political unity, explaining how internal rivalries and violence have ultimately stymied American efforts to promote Middle East peace, and even the ...
Jonathan Schanzer, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Hamas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn loses his cool over …
The Labour leadership candidate struggles to explain why he described the Islamist militant organisations Hamas and Hezbollah as 'friends'. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
UN calls on Hamas to release info on missing Israelis - Israel News …
UN calls on Hamas to release info on missing Israelis. Ban Ki-moon, UN spokesperson call for 'prompt action' to return missing Ethiopian ... «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
3
Hamas and the war of rumours - Middle East Monitor
We are witnessing a time in which Hamas is confronting not only the Israeli enemy but also internal and regional conspiracies aiming to bring ... «Middle East Monitor, Jul 15»
4
MK Zoabi Gives Second Hamas Interview in a Week - Inside Israel …
Radical Arab MK Hanin Zoabi of the Joint Arab List gave an interview to the Hamas paper Palestine on Tuesday, marking her second interview ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
5
'No to Reconstruction Unless Hamas Returns Bodies' - Defense …
Hamas must be forced by the international community to return the bodies of slain soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin and be prevented ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
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Fan of Hamas and David Duke on Board of Crime Stoppers …
Conversely, he is also very public about his support for the terrorist organization Hamas and white supremacist David Duke. In fact, he may be ... «FrontPage Magazine, Jul 15»
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Abbas Blames Hamas for Protective Edge Deaths - Latest News …
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas for "thousands of civilian deaths" during last summer's Operation Protective ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
8
Defense minister rules out 'deal' with Hamas for return of Israelis in …
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon ruled out on Monday any possibility of a prisoner swap deal with Hamas for the return of two Israelis who ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
9
Israeli NGO Urges FC Barcelona to Boycott Qatar over Hamas Ties
The Israeli group accuses Qatar of being a major funder of international terrorism and allowing senior Hamas leadership to operate from its ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
10
Teen's Family Sues Over 2008 Hamas Attack - Courthouse News …
Hamas, which the United States formally recognizes as a terrorist organization, seeks to replace Israel with an Islamic Palestinian state and has ... «Courthouse News Service, Jul 15»

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