mihrab mihrab

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
  2. (n) (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca

Usage(s):

  • The altar, called a mihrab, points off center to face Mecca.

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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /