What does religious mean?

Definitions for religiousrɪˈlɪdʒ əs

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

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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Religious

    rē-lij′us, adj. pertaining to religion: concerned with or set apart to religion, as a religious society, religious books: pious: godly: (R.C.) bound to a monastic life: strict.—n. one bound by monastic vows.—ns. Religieuse (rė-lē-zhi-ėz′), a nun; Religieux (rė-lē-zhi-ė′), a monk.—adv. Relig′iously.—n. Relig′iousness, the state of being religious.

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of religious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of religious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pastor Anthony Brankin:

    It was very intentional, I think, to do something against religion in a very religious week and a very religious month.

  2. Maithripala Sirisena:

    My government is promoting peace and friendship among our people after overcoming a cruel terrorist conflict. We have people who believe in religious tolerance and coexistence based on centuries old religious heritage.

  3. Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson:

    The President has directed the Minister of Justice to suspend the curfew for today, Dec. 31, to allow religious leaders, churches and other religious groups to allow the watch night services, traditional in Liberian society.

  4. Mat Staver:

    The first freedom in the Bill of Rights is religious freedom. America was born on the foundation of religious freedom and it is one of our most cherished liberties. There could be no better day to sign an executive order on religious freedom than the National Day of Prayer.

  5. Alfred Jules Ayer:

    The fact that people have religious experiences is interesting from the psychological point of view, but it does not in any way imply that there is such a thing as religious knowledge...Unless he can formulate this 'knowledge' in propositions that are empirically verifiable, we may be sure that he is deceiving himself.

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