What is another word for sheikh?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈe͡ɪk] (IPA)

Sheikh, typically meaning a leader or elder of a community, can often have interchangeable synonyms depending on the context of its usage. Some common equivalents include leader, chief, emir, chieftain, headman, and patriarch. In certain Islamic communities, the title of sheikh is also used to denote a professor or scholar. Synonyms for this particular title may include teacher, instructor, scholar or expert. In more recent times, the term 'sheikh' has also been used in western societies to refer to wealthy Arab businessmen. In this context, some synonyms may include mogul, tycoon, magnate, millionaire, and entrepreneur.

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  • Equivalence

    • Foreign word
    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Reverse Entailment

    • Foreign word
    • Adjective
      al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
    • Proper noun, singular
      sheikha, al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
    • Verb, past tense
      al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
  • Independent

    • Proper noun, singular
      EMIRATES, shaykh, al-shaikh.
  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular
      shiekh, cheikh.

What are the hypernyms for Sheikh?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Sheikh

There lies the reading of your day dream, Mario, your dream of the sheikh of El Wasr.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer
Then turning to the Mahomedan who stopped him, the bridegroom of Husein cries: "sheikh Muhammad, thou art possessed by a jinn-come to my shrine on Thursday next," and with these words sets forth again upon his wanderings.
"By-Ways of Bombay"
S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
But, in spite of this, Tancred made arrangements with an Arabian chief, sheikh Hassan, and set out for Sinai at the head of a well-armed band of Arabs.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III"
Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.

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