Definition of imam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    imam

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪˈmɑːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɑːm//
     
    (in Islam) Religious people
     
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  1. 1a religious man who leads the prayers in a mosque See related entries: Religious people
  2. 2Imam the title of a religious leader See related entries: Religious people
  3. Word Originfrom Arabic 'imām ‘leader’, from 'amma ‘lead the way’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: imam