Definitions for Tribulationˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trib•u•la•tionˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering.

  2. an instance of this; an affliction, trouble, or woe.

Origin of tribulation:

1175–1225; ME < LL trībulātiō distress, trouble = L tribulā(re) to squeeze, der. of tribulum threshing sledge (trī, var. s. of terere to rub, crush +-bulum n. suffix of instrument)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trial, tribulation, visitation(noun)

    an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

    "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"

Wiktionary

  1. tribulation(Noun)

    Any adversity; a trying period or event.

  2. Tribulation(ProperNoun)

    A relatively short period of time before the second coming where believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it.

  3. Origin: tribulation, from tribulacion, from tribulatio, from tribulare, from tribulum, from terere; see trite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribulation(noun)

    that which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction

Freebase

  1. Great Tribulation

    The Great Tribulation refers to tumultuous events that are described during the "signs of the times", first mentioned by Jesus in the Olivet discourse. The Great Tribulation is also referenced in the Book of Revelation.

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