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



BrE BrE//ˈzɪɡəræt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzɪɡəræt//
Religious buildings
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in ancient Mesopotamia, a tower with steps going up the sides, sometimes with a temple at the top See related entries: Religious buildings Word Originfrom Akkadian ziqqurratu. Akkadian is an ancient Middle Eastern language.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ziggurat