Mohammedan definition

  • adjective:
    • Variant of Muhammadan.
    • Muslim, Islamic.
    • Of or with respect to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions launched by Mohammed; into the second sense, synonymous with Islamic, the expression chosen by Moslems.
    • of or regarding the Arabian prophet Muhammad or even to the religion he founded
  • noun:
    • Muslim.
    • A follower of Mohammed, the president of Islam (also known as Islamism or Mohammedanism); an adherent of Islam; person who professes Mohammedanism or Islamism; a Muslim; a Moslem; a Musselman; -- this term is employed mainly by non-Moslems, plus some Moslems find it offensive.
    • A follower of Mohammed, the creator of the Moslem religion; person who professes Mohammedanism; a Moslem or Mussulman.
    • a follower of Mohammed
  • others:
    • related to Mohammed, or Mahomet (about a. d. 570 to 632), the president of the Moslem faith, and after their trip from Mecca (622) the creator for the realm which expanded in to the Saracenic empire; regarding the religious and social system founded by Mohammed.

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