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ˈɔr θəˌdɒksor·tho·dox

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orthodox, Jewish-Orthodoxadjective

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism

    "Orthodox Judaism"

  2. orthodoxadjective

    adhering to what is commonly accepted

    "an orthodox view of the world"

  3. Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodoxadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church


  1. Orthodoxadjective

    Of or pertaining to the churches of the Eastern Christian rite, especially the Greek Orthodox or Russian Orthodox churches, which do not recognize the supremacy of the Pope of Rome in matters of faith.

  2. Orthodoxadjective

    Adhering to generally approved doctrine or practices; conventional. Opposed to unorthodox.


  1. orthodoxadjective

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

  2. orthodoxadjective

    Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.

  3. Orthodoxadjective

    Pertaining to the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  4. Orthodoxadjective

    Pertaining to the Ukranian orthodox Greek Catholic Church

  5. Orthodoxadjective

    Of or pertaining to Orthodox Judaism.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ORTHODOXadjective

    Sound in opinion and doctrine; not heretical.

    Etymology: ὄϱϑος and δοϰέω; orthodox, Fr.

    Be you persuaded and settled in the true protestant religion professed by the church of England; which is as sound and orthodox in the doctrine thereof, as any Christian church in the world. Francis Bacon.

    Eternal bliss is not immediately superstructed on the most orthodox beliefs; but as our Saviour saith, if ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them; the doing must be first superstructed on the knowing or believing, before any happiness can be built on it. Henry Hammond.


  1. orthodox

    Orthodox refers to conforming to established, traditional doctrines or beliefs in any field or discipline, specifically in relation to religion. It is often associated with adherence to accepted norms, standards or practices, accepting the conventional views held as true or correct. The term can also be used to describe something that is generally approved, customary, or conventional.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orthodox

    or′tho-doks, adj. sound in doctrine: believing the received or established opinions, esp. in religion: according to the received doctrine.—adv. Or′thodoxly.—ns. Or′thodoxness; Or′thodoxy, soundness of opinion or doctrine: belief in the commonly accepted opinions, esp. in religion. [Through Fr. and Late L. from Gr. orthodoxosorthos, right, doxa, opinion—dokein, to seem.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Orthodox' in Adjectives Frequency: #932

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orthodox in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orthodox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Orthodox in a Sentence

  1. Richter cartoon caption:

    Orthodox medicine has not found an answer to your complaint. However, luckily for you, I happen to be a quack.

  2. Tony Perkins:

    It is an egregious attack on the freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs. It would position the government to lord over churches and other faith-based institutions, dictating potentially who they hire, how their facilities are used, and even punishing them for not falling in step with a view of human sexuality that directly contradicts orthodox biblical teaching.

  3. Gilad Malach:

    Just half of the ultra-Orthodox society have access to the internet, and some of them just have it at work, and some of them don't have TVs.

  4. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    When you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it's going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others.

  5. Leonardo Nourafchan:

    Whereas before you had gefilte and cholent and your kosher deli, now you're getting a whole range of cuisines, people are willing to value and appreciate traditional, authentic new food in a way that I don't think kosher Orthodox Jews were interested in, in the past.

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