Jihad meaning

jĭ-häd'
An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection.
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(theology) A personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil.
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A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle for the propagation or defense of Islam.
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A campaign against perceived foes, especially such a campaign regarded as fanatical or immoderate.
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A fanatical campaign for or against an idea, etc.
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(Islam) A holy war undertaken by Muslims.
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An aggressive campaign for an idea.
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A war by Muslims against unbelievers or enemies of Islam, carried out as a religious duty.
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Origin of jihad

Arabic jihād from jahada to strive ghd in Semitic roots