What does Heathen mean?

Definitions for Heathenˈhi ðən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Heathen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heathen, pagan, gentile, infidel(adj)

    a person who does not acknowledge your god

  2. heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnic(adj)

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam


  1. heathen(Noun)

    A person who does not follow an Abrahamic religion; a pagan.

  2. heathen(Noun)

    An uncultured or uncivilized person, philistine.

  3. heathen(Noun)

    Self-designation of some adherents of neo-paganism.

  4. heathen(Adjective)

    not adhering to an Abrahamic religion; pagan.

  5. heathen(Adjective)

    uncultured; uncivilized; savage, philistine.

  6. heathen(Adjective)

    pertaining to currents of Germanic neo-paganism known as Heathenry.

  7. Origin: Germanic: from hǣþen, akin to heath on the moor, the poor, 'wild' countryside; cognate with Dutch heiden, German Heide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heathen

    of Heathen

  2. Heathen(noun)

    an individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater

  3. Heathen(noun)

    an irreligious person

  4. Heathen(adj)

    gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author

  5. Heathen(adj)

    barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish

  6. Heathen(adj)

    irreligious; scoffing


  1. Heathen

    Heathen is the 22nd studio album by English rock musician David Bowie, released in 2002. It was considered a comeback for him in the US market; it was his highest charting album since Tonight, and earned some of his strongest reviews since Scary Monsters. Worldwide, it sold over two million copies and experienced a four-month run on the UK charts. Although its production had started before September 11 attacks in 2001, the album was finished after that date, which ended up influencing its concept.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heathen

    hē′thn, n. an inhabitant of an unchristian country, one neither Christian, Jewish, nor Mohammedan: (B.) the Gentiles: a pagan: an irreligious person.—adj. pagan, irreligious.—n. Hea′thendom, the condition of a heathen: those regions of the world where heathenism prevails.—v.t. Hea′thenise, to make heathen or heathenish.—adj. Hea′thenish, relating to the heathen: rude: uncivilised: cruel.—adv. Hea′thenishly.—ns. Hea′thenishness; Hea′thenism, the religious system of the heathens: paganism: barbarism; Hea′thenry, heathenism: heathendom. [A.S. hǽðen, a heathen; Dut. heiden.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heathen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heathen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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