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Meaning of "Kaaba" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KAABA

From Arabic ka`bah, from ka`b cube.
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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 KAABA

Kaaba  [ˈkɑːbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KAABA

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Kaaba 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 KAABA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kaaba

Kaaba

The Kaaba or Ka'aba, also known as the Sacred House and the Ancient House, is a cuboid building at the centre of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred point within this most sacred mosque, making it the most sacred location in Islam. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba – i.e. when outside Mecca, to face toward Mecca – when performing salat. Al-Masjid al-Haram was built around the Kaaba. From any point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the Qibla. As long as they are able to do so, one of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. Multiple parts of the Hajj require pilgrims to make Tawaf, the circumambulation seven times around the Kaaba in a counter-clockwise direction. This circumambulation is also performed by pilgrims during the Umrah. However, the most interesting times are during the Hajj, when millions of pilgrims gather to circle the building on the same day.

Definition of Kaaba in the English dictionary

The definition of Kaaba in the dictionary is a cube-shaped building in Mecca, the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine, into which is built the black stone believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham. Muslims turn in its direction when praying.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KAABA


araba
əˈrɑːbə
arba
ˈɑːbə
Arber
ˈɑːbə
arbor
ˈɑːbə
arbour
ˈɑːbə
aufgabe
ˈaʊfˌɡɑːbə
Babar
ˈbɑːbə
Baber
ˈbɑːbə
barber
ˈbɑːbə
Barbour
ˈbɑːbə
Caaba
ˈkɑːbə
casaba
kəˈsɑːbə
Gabar
ˈɡɑːbə
harbour
ˈhɑːbə
Lualaba
ˌluːəˈlɑːbə
macabre
məˈkɑːbə
Orizaba
ˌɔːrɪˈzɑːbə
PABA
ˈpɑːbə
Saba
ˈsɑːbə
Shaba
ˈʃɑːbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KAABA

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K2
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ka pai
kaal
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kaama
kab
kabaddi
kabaka
kabala
Kabalega Falls
kabaragoya
Kabardian
Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Kabardino-Balkaria

WORDS THAT END LIKE KAABA

aba
Addis Ababa
Akaba
Ali Baba
Annaba
Aqaba
baba
Banaba
cassaba
dagaba
djellaba
jaboticaba
jellaba
mastaba
piassaba
Pico de Orizaba
Sorocaba
Taraba
wallaba
yaba

Synonyms and antonyms of Kaaba in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Kaaba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KAABA

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

Translator English - Chinese

天房
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Kaaba
570 millions of speakers

English

Kaaba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

काबा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكعبة المشرفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Кааба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Kaaba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Kaaba
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaaba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kaaba
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カーバ神殿
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아바 (Kaaba)
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaaba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Kaaba
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காபா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kâbe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Kaaba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kaaba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кааба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kaaba
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Κάαμπα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Kaaba
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Kaba
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Kaaba
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Kaaba

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KAABA»

The term «Kaaba» is regularly used and occupies the 70.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KAABA» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KAABA»

Discover the use of Kaaba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Kaaba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Holy Land in History and Thought: Papers Submitted to ...
Hadjdj is an element which belongs essentially to the Kaaba. Accordingly, it was introduced by Abraham, the builder of the Kaaba (Surah 3:97; 22:27-33). This is another element which the Kaaba has in common with the Temple. Solomon ...
Moše Šārôn, 1988
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Guardians of the Holy Grail
The Stone of the Kaaba When the fundamentalist religions of the Middle East captured the sacred sites of Venus and Her worshippers, they also inherited some of Venus' meteorite forms and then constructed their own temples for worship ...
Mark Amaru Pinkham, 2004
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Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to ...
Mecca's unique role is emphasized in a proverb in which its inhabitants proudly claim that a person who sleeps at Mecca is equal to someone worshipping God in another place.32 The central sanctuary, the Kaaba, blesses the city with its ...
Annemarie Schimmel, 1994
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Lost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of Africa & Arabia
In the center of the mosque is the fifty-foot high, cube-shaped Kaaba, draped in black silk, embroidered with verses of the Quran in gold thread. It is toward this building, the Kaaba, that some 800 Muslims pray five times a day. Tradition has it  ...
David Hatcher Childress, 1989
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Islam FAQ
Kaaba isn't worshiped. It is, to Muslims, the focal point of their prayers. When Muslims pray towards Mecca, they actually pray towards the Kaaba, not Mecca. They are, of course, praying to God. They have a name for the shortest way to the  ...
Jim McCrudden, 2008
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Moon-o-theism, Volume II of II
Chapter 09: Moon-o-theistic Kaaba Traditions Show the Kaaba's Purpose Moshan Fani wrote in The Dabistan (~1645 AD): According to the learned, the Kaaba (the cubic temple at Makka) is an emblem of the sun, on which account it is right ...
Yoel Natan, 2006
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Story Of Mohammad The Prophet
The Kaaba, which was a very old construction, was at this time, badly in need of repairs. lt was constantly exposed to the heat, and the sun beat down on it continuously. Also floods had damaged the walls. As the walls were in such a bad ...
Bilkiz Alladin, 2005
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The Power of Stars: How Celestial Observations Have Shaped ...
Embedded in the eastern corner of the Kaaba is the Black Stone, which is possibly the remnant of a meteorite, and it is believed by Muslims to date back to the time of Adam and Eve. The site of the Kaaba itself is celestially aligned, since the ...
Bryan E. Penprase, 2010
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Answers To Non Muslims Common Questions About Islam
Question: When Islam is against idol worship why do the Muslims worship, and bow down to the Kaaba in their prayer? Kaaba is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the ...
Dr.Zakir Naik
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A Muslim Primer: Beginner's Guide to Islam
THE KAABA The "holy of holies" for Islam is a cube-shaped building in the middle of the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. In religious studies we call this sort of place an axis mundi. This "center of the world" unifies all reality for Islam, ...
Ira G. Zepp, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KAABA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Kaaba is used in the context of the following news items.
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Snapchat, selfies and Eid - Yahoo Maktoob News
Another big attraction in Marina Mall was a public exhibit of an original, 143 years old door cover of the Holly Kaaba in Mecca. The over three ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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Over 5.8 million Umrah visas issued this year - Yahoo Maktoob News
Arab News - Umrah pilgrims throng the Kaaba on the night of the 27th of Ramadan on Tuesday. Millions of Muslims from different parts of the ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
3
Americans have mixed feelings on Chattanooga attacks
This picture taken from the gate of Abdul Aziz seems to divide the Kaaba and the minarets into mirror images of one another. (Photo credit: ... «The Arab Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Illicit Wheelchair Rides Land Thousands In Cuffs In Saudi Arabia
In this period, they visit the Grand Mosque and circle the Kaaba, a black stone on mosque grounds, seven times. Follow Erica on Twitter. «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
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Arab world's top mosques ready for Eid al-Fitr prayers - Al Arabiya …
Makkah's Grand Mosque is home of the cube-shaped Kaaba or "House of God". Muslims are encouraged to visit Makkah during Ramadan to ... «Al-Arabiya, Jul 15»
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ISIS, Palmyra and glass houses amidst the antiquities of Israel and …
And Muslims in the time of the Prophet Mohammad did it to the pre-Islamic divinity cults that were worshiped in what today is the Kaaba in ... «GetReligion, Jul 15»
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SnapChat's live coverage of Mecca in the month Ramadam might …
... the opportunity to experience being in Mecca and praying before the focal point of global muslim prayer, the Kaaba, have a higher status. «Empire State Tribune, Jul 15»
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Over 5.8 million Umrah visas issued this year
Umrah pilgrims throng the Kaaba on the night of the 27th of Ramadan on Tuesday. Millions of Muslims from different parts of the world come to ... «Arab News, Jul 15»
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New pictures of 'majestic' grand mosque
The Grand Mosque, better known as Masjid Al Haram, surrounds Kaaba, Islam's most sacred shrine. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from ... «Emirates 24/7, Jul 15»
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Precious stone sales hit SAR50m in Saudi Arabia
A precious stone inside which you can see the image of the Kaaba can cost around SR30,000," he said. Abdullah Mahdi owns a precious stone ... «Zawya, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kaaba [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kaaba>. Jan 2021 ».
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