Definitions for religiousrɪˈlɪdʒ əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•li•giousrɪˈlɪdʒ əs(adj.; n.)(pl.)-gious.
(adj.)of or pertaining to religion:
a religious holiday.
imbued with religion; pious; devout.
scrupulously faithful; conscientious:
with religious care.
pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
appropriate to religion or to sacred rites or observances.
(n.)a member of a religious order; a monk, friar, or nun.
a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
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"
having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
"a religious man"; "religious attitude"
of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
"the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
extremely scrupulous and conscientious
"religious in observing the rules of health"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
relating to religion
a religious ceremony
believing in a religion
a deeply religious man
A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
Committed to the practice of religion.
I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
I'm a religious fan of college basketball.
Origin: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.
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
possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc
scrupulously faithful or exact; strict
belonging to a religious order; bound by vows
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1570
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2685
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Adjectives Frequency: #191
Translations for religious
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
religious education; a religious leader/instructor.
- religiosoPortuguese (BR)
- मजहबी, धार्मिकHindi
- vallási, vallás-Hungarian
- yang berhubungan dengan agamaIndonesian
- trúar-, trúarlegurIcelandic
- reliģisks; reliģijas-Latvian
- religiøs, religions-Norwegian
- مذهبۍ، ډيندار، مذهبى لارښوونكى، ملا، راهبهPashto
- dinî, dinselTurkish
- 宗教的Chinese (Trad.)
- مذ ہبیUrdu
- thuộc tôn giáoVietnamese
- 宗教的Chinese (Simp.)
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