Q- What is the meaning and definition of 'Sawm'?

A- Sawm (Fast)

meaning: to abstain, to refrain or keep away from something.

definition: to abstain from food, drink and conjugal relationships with the intention of worship during daylight (from dawn till sunset).

 
Basics of the Sawm of Ramadan
Q & A in the Hanafi Madhhab
Shaykh Tahir Mahmood Kiani