Definitions for Mormonˈmɔr mən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mormon(noun)

    the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  2. Latter-Day Saint, Mormon(adj)

    a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  3. Mormon(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church

    "Mormon leaders"; "the former Mormon practice of polygamy"

GCIDE

  1. Mormon(prop. n.)

    One of a Christian denomination (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters.

Wiktionary

  1. Mormon(Noun)

    A person who belongs to the Christian religious groups related to the religion founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  2. Mormon(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, the faith established by Joseph Smith, Jr.

  3. Mormon(ProperNoun)

    The ancient American prophet of Mormon theology who compiled the Book of Mormon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mormon(noun)

    a genus of sea birds, having a large, thick bill; the puffin

  2. Mormon(noun)

    the mandrill

  3. Mormon(noun)

    one of a sect in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters

  4. Mormon(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Mormons; as, the Mormon religion; Mormon practices

  5. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. mormw`n monster, bugbear.]

Freebase

  1. Mormon

    The term Mormon most commonly denotes an adherent, practitioner, follower, or constituent of Mormonism in restorationist Christianity. Mormon also commonly refers, specifically, to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is often colloquially, but imprecisely, referred to as the Mormon Church. In addition, the term Mormon may refer to any of the relatively small sects of Mormon fundamentalism, and any branch of the Latter Day Saint movement that recognizes Brigham Young as the successor to founder Joseph Smith, Jr. The term Mormon applies to the religion of Mormonism, as well as its culture, texts, and art. The term derives from the Book of Mormon, a sacred text published in 1830 regarded by the faith as a supplemental Testament to the Bible. Adherents believe that the book was translated from an ancient record by Joseph Smith, Jr. by the gift and power of God. The text claims to be an ancient chronicle of a fallen and lost indigenous American nation, compiled by the prophet–warrior Mormon and his son Moroni, the last of his Nephite people. The term Mormon was initially a derogatory term applied to Latter Day Saints in the 1830s, but soon was embraced by the faith. Because the term became identified with polygamy in the mid-to-late-19th century, some Latter Day Saint denominations who never practiced polygamy have renounced the term.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mormon

    mor′mon, n. one of a religious sect in Utah, U.S., openly polygamous till 1890, calling itself 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,' founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, whose supplement to the Bible, the Book of Mormon, was given out as translated from the golden plates of one 'Mormon,' but was really adapted from a MS. romance written about 1811 by Solomon Spaulding.—ns. Mor′monism; Mor′monite, Mor′monist.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mormon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mormon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Spokesman Dan Sheridan:

    I represent the organization and I don’t hold conspiracy theories, and I’m not a Mormon.

  2. Aaron Hodges:

    I'm a black Mormon, so there's no way I could be racist, i'm just passionate about black issues because nobody else seems to be.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Do I love the Mormons? I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City -- and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them, are you sure he's a Mormon? Are we sure?

  4. Scott Gordon:

    John's religious leaders have worked with him for a long time to help him find a place in the Mormon community, but John has turned his own departure from the faith into a socio-political issue, and himself into a self-made martyr.

  5. Church Elder L. Whitney Clayton:

    For instance, if you walk down the hallway in an LDS chapel, a Mormon church, and look at the Sunday school classes, you're going to see windows in the doorways into those Sunday school classes so people can look inside and walk by.

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