Definitions for Religious
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Religious.
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"
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.
Etymology: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: religieux, Fr. religiosus, Lat.
It is a matter of sound consequence, that all duties are by so much the better performed, by how much the men are more religious, from whose habilities the same proceed. Hook.
When holy and devout religious christians
Are at their beads, ’tis hard to draw them from thence;
So sweet is zealous contemplation! William Shakespeare.
Religious titled them the sons of God. John Milton.
He God doth late and early pray,
More of his grace than gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious book or friend. Henry Wotton.
Certain fryars and religious men were moved with some zeal, to draw the people to the christian faith. George Abbot.
France has vast numbers of ecclesiasticks, secular and religious. Joseph Addison, State of the War.
What the protestants would call a fanatick, is in the Roman church a religious of such an order; as an English merchant in Lisbon, after some great disappointments in the world, resolved to turn capuchin. Addison.
Religion is usually defined as a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, beliefs, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that generally relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements—although there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacredness, faith, and a supernatural being or beings.Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, matrimonial and funerary services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, and/or public service. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred texts, symbols and holy places, that primarily aim to give life meaning. Religions may contain symbolic tales that may attempt to explain the origin of life, the universe, and other phenomena; some followers believe these to be true stories. Traditionally, both faith and reason have been considered sources of religious beliefs.There are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide, though nearly all of them have regionally based, relatively small followings. Four religions—Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism—account for over 77% of the world's population, and 92% of the world either follows one of those four religions or identifies as nonreligious, meaning that the remaining 9,000+ faiths account for only 8% of the population combined. The religiously unaffiliated demographic includes those who do not identify with any particular religion, atheists, and agnostics, although many in the demographic still have various religious beliefs. A portion of the population, mostly located in Africa and Asia, are members of new religious movements. Scholars have indicated that global religiosity may be increasing due to religious countries having generally higher birth rates.The study of religion comprises a wide variety of academic disciplines, including theology, philosophy of religion, comparative religion, and social scientific studies. Theories of religion offer various explanations for its origins and workings, including the ontological foundations of religious being and belief.
Religious refers to the belief in and adherence to a specific set of teachings, principles, rituals, or practices that pertain to the existence of a higher power or powers. It involves the worship and devotion towards this higher power or powers, as well as the formation of a community or group that shares these beliefs and practices. Religion typically encompasses a range of beliefs, rituals, moral codes, and traditions that guide and shape the spiritual, ethical, and social aspects of individuals or societies.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
The numerical value of Religious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Religious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.
I don’t think Israel’s becoming more religious, I think its politics is becoming more religious. There’s a difference.
( T) Chief Justice John Roberts Court's decisions in Trinity Trinity Lutheran and Espinoza prohibit States from denying aid to religious schools solely because of a school's religious status — that is, its affiliation with or control by a religious organization, but Trinity Lutheran and Espinoza have never said that the Free Exercise Clause prohibits States from withholding funds because of the religious use to which the money will be put.
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.
It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
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Translations for Religious
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- مؤمن, دينية, ديني, مؤمنةArabic
- religiósCatalan, Valencian
- náboženský, religiózníCzech
- gläubig, religiösGerman
- دینی, دیندار, مذهبیPersian
- fanaattinen, uskonnollinen, uskollinen, uskovaFinnish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- דָּתִי, דָּתִיתHebrew
- vallásos, megrögzött, vallásiHungarian
- keagamaan, agamisIndonesian
- 信仰的, 宗教的Japanese
- reliéisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- reliģisks, reliģiozsLatvian
- godsdienstig, religieusDutch
- религиозный, верующийRussian
- vjèrskī, rèlīgījskīSerbo-Croatian
- inançlı, dindar, dinî, dinselTurkish
- 宗教, sùng đạo, mộ đạo, tôn giáoVietnamese
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