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KAABA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Kaaba mean? 

KAABA (noun)
  The noun KAABA has 1 sense:

1. (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

  Familiarity information: KAABA used as a noun is very rare.


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KAABA (noun)


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Meaning:

(Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

Caaba; Kaaba

Instance hypernyms:

shrine (a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person)

Domain category:

Islam; Islamism; Mohammedanism; Muhammadanism; Muslimism (the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran)


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