Answer: a building for Muslim worship, designed to face the city of Mecca
Word Origin late Middle English: from French mosquée via Italian and Spanish from Egyptian Arabic masgid.
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A mosque (/ m ɒ s k /; from Arabic: مَسْجِد ‎ romanized: masjid pronounced ; literally "place of ritual prostration") also called masjid is a place of worship for Muslims. Any act of worship that follows the Islamic rules of prayer can be said to create a mosque whether or not it takes place in a special building.
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mosque : [noun] a building used for public worship by Muslims.
Mosque Arabic masjid or jāmiʿ any house or open area of prayer in Islam. The Arabic word masjid means "a place of prostration" to God and the same word is used in Persian Urdu and Turkish. Two main types of mosques can be distinguished: the masjid jāmiʿ or "collective mosque " a large state-controlled mos...