Ghazi

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ghazi Among Mohammedans, a warrior champion or veteran, esp. in the destruction of infidels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ghazi A veteran soldier of Islam; especially, a title given in Turkey to sovereigns or subjects renowned for wars with infidel forces.
    • n ghazi Among Mohammedans, a warrior, especially one who has been victorious over infidels; a popular ‘hero.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ghazi gä′zē a veteran Mohammedan soldier, one who has fought for the faith.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. ghāzī,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar., 'a warrior.'

Usage

In literature:

The fifty were Ghazis, half maddened with drugs and wholly mad with religious fanaticism.
"Soldiers Three, Part II." by Rudyard Kipling
Many an one the English have dubbed Ghazi, because he crossed the border and buried his knife in a man on church parade!
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
No cases of Ghazi outrage broke the tranquillity.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
Of the non-combatants 790 fell under the knives of the ghazis.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
After a march of eleven miles we reached Ghazi-uddin nagar, to find the place deserted.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
To buy camels at Dera Ghazi Khan.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
The Ghazis crept up the ravine, and maintained a hot fire upon them.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Desperate was the hand-to-hand fighting, and valor more conspicuous than that of the Ghazis was never shown.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
We landed this time on Lala Baba instead of at our usual Ghazi Baba.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
The Biluches of Dera Ghazi Khan and the Pathans of the N.W.F.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
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In poetry:

The brave Berkshires under Colonel Galbraith stood firm in the centre there,
Whilst the shouts of the wild Ghazis rent the air;
But still the Berkshires held them at bay,
At the charge of the bayonet, without dismay.
"The Last Berkshire Eleven" by William Topaz McGonagall
And the Ghazis were afraid to encounter that gallant little band
At the charge of the bayonet : Oh! the scene was most grand;
And the noble and heroic eleven fought on without dismay,
Until the last man in the arms of death stiff and stark lay.
"The Last Berkshire Eleven" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Baskin identified his Hamas contact as Ghazi Hamad, the Hamas deputy foreign minister who has contacts with Hamas' military wings.
Beat Hollow , making his US debut after a 19-month layoff, beat Little Ghazi by a length Thursday in the $61,000 feature race at Santa Anita.
Grade I Winner Ghazi Dies.
Ghazi , a grade I winner and the sire of 19 stakes winners, was euthanized Nov 3 because of cancer.
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, a Sunni Arab businessman, accepted the largely ceremonial post of Iraqi president, completing the slate of top government officials who will work toward Iraq's planned elections in January.
Sudanese minister Ghazi al-Sadiq was among the people killed in a plane crash in Sudan, according to state media.
Hamas' clash with Israel was 'a game-changer,' says Ghazi Hamad, a senior Hamas official.
Local residents wade through a flooded area caused by heavy monsoon rains in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan, Sept 10, 2012.
The Iraqi National Assembly on Wednesday elected Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the new president and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, a Shiite, and Ghazi al-Yawer, a Sunni Arab, as vice presidents.
Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States, Ghazi Mohammed Algosaibi, deposited his Government's instrument of accession to the treaty during a ceremony at the State Department.
Recommended by Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News.
And today, we'll hear from a leader of Hamas, Deputy Foreign Minister Ghazi Hamad.
On Friday, Melissa Block talked with Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister for Hamas in Gaza.
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