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



(also Caaba) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːbə//
[singular] Religious buildings, Religious places
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the building in the centre of the Great Mosque in Mecca, the site that is most holy to Muslims and towards which they must face when they are praying See related entries: Religious buildings, Religious places Word Originfrom Arabic (al-)ka‘ba, literally ‘(the) cubic house’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Kaaba