What does Scripture mean?

Definitions for Scripture
ˈskrɪp tʃərScrip·ture

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word(noun)

    the sacred writings of the Christian religions

    "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

  2. scripture, sacred scripture(noun)

    any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group


  1. Scripture(Noun)

    the Hebrew Tanakh

  2. Scripture(Noun)

    the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible.

  3. Scripture(Noun)

    the Moslem Koran

  4. Scripture(Noun)

    the Poetic Edda

  5. Scripture(Noun)

    the religious text of a given religion

  6. scripture(Noun)

    A sacred writing or book.

  7. scripture(Noun)

    An authoritative statement.

  8. Origin: From scriptura, from scriptum, the supine of scribo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scripture(noun)

    anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription

  2. Scripture(noun)

    the books of the Old and the new Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural

  3. Scripture(noun)

    a passage from the Bible;; a text

  4. Origin: [L. scriptura, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F. criture. See Scribe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scripture

    skrip′tūr, n. sacred writing: the Bible: a writing: a deed: any sacred writing.—adj. Scrip′tural, contained in Scripture: according to Scripture: biblical: written.—ns. Scrip′turalism, literal adherence to the Scriptures; Scrip′turalist, a literalist in his obedience to the letter of Scripture, a student of Scripture.—adv. Scrip′turally.—ns. Scrip′turalness; Scrip′ture-read′er, an evangelist who reads the Bible in cottages, barracks, &c.; Scrip′turist, one versed in Scripture.—The Scriptures, the Bible. [L. scripturascribĕre, to write.]

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How to pronounce Scripture?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scripture in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scripture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Scripture in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice", Act 1 scene 3:

    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

  2. Umberto Eco:

    A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

  3. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Nobody ever outgrows Scripture the book widens and deepens with our years.

  4. Chasten Buttigieg in 2018:

    Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing Donald Trump.

  5. Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686):

    The Scripture is a mirror to show us our sins; Christ's blood is a fountain to wash them away.

Images & Illustrations of Scripture

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