Definitions for religiousrɪˈlɪdʒ əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•li•giousrɪˈlɪdʒ əs(adj.; n.)(pl.)-gious.

  1. (adj.)of or pertaining to religion:

    a religious holiday.

  2. imbued with religion; pious; devout.

  3. scrupulously faithful; conscientious:

    with religious care.

  4. pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.

    Category: Religion

  5. appropriate to religion or to sacred rites or observances.

  6. (n.)a member of a religious order; a monk, friar, or nun.

    Category: Religion

re•li′gious•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. religious(adj)

    a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

  2. religious, spiritual(adj)

    concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church

    "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"

  3. religious(adj)

    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity

    "a religious man"; "religious attitude"

  4. religious(adj)

    of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows

    "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"

  5. religious(adj)

    extremely scrupulous and conscientious

    "religious in observing the rules of health"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. religious(adjective)ɪˈlɪdʒ əs

    relating to religion

    a religious ceremony

  2. religiousɪˈlɪdʒ əs

    believing in a religion

    a deeply religious man

Wiktionary

  1. religious(Noun)

    A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.

  2. religious(Adjective)

    Concerning religion.

    It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.

  3. religious(Adjective)

    Committed to the practice of religion.

    I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.

  4. religious(Adjective)

    Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.

    I'm a religious fan of college basketball.

  5. Origin: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Religious(adj)

    of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars

  2. Religious(adj)

    possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc

  3. Religious(adj)

    scrupulously faithful or exact; strict

  4. Religious(adj)

    belonging to a religious order; bound by vows

  5. Religious(noun)

    a person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun

Freebase

  1. Religious

    In the lexicon of certain branches of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox branches, religious as a noun usually refers to a member of a religious institute of monks, nuns, friars, clerics regular, or to another individual who takes the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in a religious institute.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1570

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2685

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Adjectives Frequency: #191


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

religious(adjective)

of religion

religious education; a religious leader/instructor.

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