The definition of a mosque is a Muslim place of worship.
An example of a mosque is the Friday Mosque of Herat.
a Muslim temple or place of worship
Origin of mosqueEarly Modern English muskey from Middle French mosquez from Italian moschea, ultimately from Arabic masjid, place of adoration, temple from sajada, to prostrate oneself, pray
A building used as a place of Muslim worship.
Origin of mosqueFrench mosquée from Middle French mousquaie from Old Italian moschea ultimately ( possibly with influence from Old Italian musco musk (in reference to the perfuming of mosques with musk) ) from Old SpanishMedieval Latin mezquita from Byzantine Greek masgidion or Armenian mzkit&rough; both from Arabic masjid ( perhaps in a dialectal pronunciation such as Egyptian Arabic masgid ); see masjid .