Mahdi: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mä'dē), [key]
— pl. -dis.
- the Muslim messiah, an expected spiritual and temporal ruler destined to establish a reign of righteousness throughout the world.
- any of various claimants to this role, esp. Muhammad Ahmed, who established an independent government in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan that lasted until 1898.
- mahdi (Thesaurus)