What does Mormon mean?

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ˈmɔr mənMor·mon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mormonnoun

    the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  2. Latter-Day Saint, Mormonadjective

    a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  3. Mormonadjective

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church

    "Mormon leaders"; "the former Mormon practice of polygamy"

GCIDE

  1. Mormonnoun

    One of a Christian denomination (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters.

Wiktionary

  1. Mormonnoun

    A person who belongs to the Christian religious groups related to the religion founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  2. Mormonadjective

    Of, or pertaining to, the faith established by Joseph Smith, Jr.

  3. Mormonnoun

    The ancient American prophet of Mormon theology who compiled the Book of Mormon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mormonnoun

    a genus of sea birds, having a large, thick bill; the puffin

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mormw`n monster, bugbear.]

  2. Mormonnoun

    the mandrill

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mormw`n monster, bugbear.]

  3. Mormonnoun

    one of a sect in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mormw`n monster, bugbear.]

  4. Mormonadjective

    of or pertaining to the Mormons; as, the Mormon religion; Mormon practices

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mormw`n monster, bugbear.]

Freebase

  1. Mormon

    The term Mormon most commonly denotes an adherent, practitioner, follower, or constituent of Mormonism in restorationist Christianity. Mormon also commonly refers, specifically, to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is often colloquially, but imprecisely, referred to as the Mormon Church. In addition, the term Mormon may refer to any of the relatively small sects of Mormon fundamentalism, and any branch of the Latter Day Saint movement that recognizes Brigham Young as the successor to founder Joseph Smith, Jr. The term Mormon applies to the religion of Mormonism, as well as its culture, texts, and art. The term derives from the Book of Mormon, a sacred text published in 1830 regarded by the faith as a supplemental Testament to the Bible. Adherents believe that the book was translated from an ancient record by Joseph Smith, Jr. by the gift and power of God. The text claims to be an ancient chronicle of a fallen and lost indigenous American nation, compiled by the prophet–warrior Mormon and his son Moroni, the last of his Nephite people. The term Mormon was initially a derogatory term applied to Latter Day Saints in the 1830s, but soon was embraced by the faith. Because the term became identified with polygamy in the mid-to-late-19th century, some Latter Day Saint denominations who never practiced polygamy have renounced the term.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mormon

    mor′mon, n. one of a religious sect in Utah, U.S., openly polygamous till 1890, calling itself 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,' founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, whose supplement to the Bible, the Book of Mormon, was given out as translated from the golden plates of one 'Mormon,' but was really adapted from a MS. romance written about 1811 by Solomon Spaulding.—ns. Mor′monism; Mor′monite, Mor′monist.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mormon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mormon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Mormon in a Sentence

  1. The Dargers:

    This clearly targets plural Mormon families. This clearly targets free speech. This clearly is a bill of religious discrimination.

  2. Spokesman Dan Sheridan:

    I represent the organization and I don’t hold conspiracy theories, and I’m not a Mormon.

  3. Larry King:

    We had a big age difference and that eventually takes its toll, it became an issue. Also, [Southwick] is a very religious Mormon and I’m an agnostic atheist so that eventually causes little problems.

  4. Christina Marie Langford:

    I was born in Mexico, but mostly raised in the Christina Marie Langford, i was raised as a fundamentalist Mormon, not part of the church. I joined on my own along with a lot of my family about five years ago. The rest of my extended family was raised about the same as me, some fundamentalist, some are now LDS, depending on who you're talking with.

  5. Dawna Ray Langford:

    What sets us apart from the fundamentalist groups is that we dont claim priesthood authority and prophets and apostles outside of the Mormon Church, we mainly believe the Mormon church is out of order and thats why were excommunicated.

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