minaret minaret  /ˌmɪ nə ˈrɛt/


  • (n) slender tower with balconies


  1. There is no dome, no minaret, nothing but a small sign to indicate that this rundown Victorian house in the multiethnic south London neighborhood of Brixton is a mosque.
  2. The delicate minaret, lace-like from a distance, is a calligraphic representation of the words of the call to prayer, punched out of steel plates.
  3. A gigantic black cat arches his cast stone back on the top of a sugar-stick minaret.


  • Raritan Township to hear plan for building mosque on Route 12

    Proposed site of mosque  RARITAN TWP. — A hearing on a plan to build a mosque with minaret on Route 12 is scheduled before the township Planning Board for Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building. The...
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

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  1. When the soldiers entered the compound, "they found that there was a building there that had a small minaret and a prayer room inside it," said General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Some people are calling that a...
    on Mar 29, 2006 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It would be echoed and repeated from every minaret in Iraq that coalition forces have begun to take the first step backwards," said Warner, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We cannot take that step -- not at this...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: John Warner Source: CNN

  3. "Jordan will build a fifth minaret at the blessed Al Aqsa mosque," King Abdullah II said at a meeting of the state committee that has continued to oversee the maintenance of the shrine since Jordan's 1948-67 administration of east Jerusalem.
    on Oct 9, 2006 By: King Abdullah II Source: Peninsula On-line

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