Definitions for orthodoxˈɔr θəˌdɒks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•tho•doxˈɔr θəˌdɒks(adj.)

  1. conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc.

  2. conforming to generally approved beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. customary or conventional; established.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. sound or correct in mattters of theological doctrine or opinion.

  5. conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early church.

    Category: Religion

  6. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or designating the Eastern Church, esp. the Greek Orthodox Church.

    Category: Religion

  7. (cap.) conforming to or characteristic of Orthodox Judaism.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of orthodox:

1575–85; < LL orthodoxus right in religion < LGk orthódoxos=ortho-ortho-+-doxos, der. of dóxa belief, opinion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orthodox, Jewish-Orthodox(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism

    "Orthodox Judaism"

  2. orthodox(adj)

    adhering to what is commonly accepted

    "an orthodox view of the world"

  3. Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. orthodox(adjective)ˈɔr θəˌdɒks

    strictly obeying traditional religious rules

    orthodox Jews

  2. orthodoxˈɔr θəˌdɒks

    ≠ unorthodox

    the use of orthodox methods


  1. orthodox(Adjective)

    Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion.

  2. orthodox(Adjective)

    Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.

  3. Orthodox(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  4. Orthodox(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the Ukranian orthodox Greek Catholic Church

  5. Orthodox(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Orthodox Judaism.

  6. Origin: From orthodoxus, from ὀρθόδοξος, from ὀρθός + δόξα.


  1. Orthodox

    Orthodox is the fourth album by the Czech death metal band Krabathor. It was released in March 1998. The album was recorded in December 1997 at Exponent Studio in Hlohovec, Slovak Republic, and mastered at TTM Mastering in Berlin, Germany by Tom Müller. The recording line-up consisted of Christopher, Bruno and Skull. Tomáš Kmeť, a studio engineer, played keyboards in the last song About Death. The title track Orthodox was previously released on Mortal Memories album. A videoclip for the second song Liquid was released. Shit Comes Brown is an anti-Nazi song and To Red Ones is an anti-communist song.

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Translations for orthodox

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(of beliefs etc) generally accepted

orthodox views.

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