What does the word minaret mean?

Usage examples for minaret

  1. As he spoke we saw smoke pouring from a dozen windows looking out upon the courtyard of the Temple of the Sun, and far above the highest minaret of Issus hung an ever- growing pall of smoke. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. Nobly rise the brick- roofed houses with their heavy gray stone walls, While here and there, above them all, the mosque and minaret; Like the voice of some enchanter sounds the bearded muezzin's calls, And the rustle of the cypress seems a murmur of regret. – Stories in Verse by Henry Abbey
  3. One side of the tower of the minaret was visible from the courtyard, but apart from that the place was nowhere overlooked. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan