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ˈʃɪn toʊShin·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shinto(noun)

    the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan

  2. Shinto, Shintoism(adj)

    the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors

  3. Shinto, Shintoist, Shintoistic(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of Shintoism

    "Shinto temples"


  1. Shinto(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, Shintoism.

  2. Shinto(ProperNoun)

    Formerly the state religion of Japan, a type of animism involving the worship of ancestors and nature spirits.

  3. Origin: From 神道 (shintō)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shinto(noun)

    alt. of Shintiism


  1. Shinto

    Shinto or Shintoism, also kami-no-michi, is the indigenous spirituality of Japan and the people of Japan. It is a set of practices, to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past. Shinto practices were first recorded and codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to disorganized folklore, history, and mythology. Shinto today is a term that applies to public shrines suited to various purposes such as war memorials, harvest festivals, romance, and historical monuments, as well as various sectarian organizations. Practitioners express their diverse beliefs through a standard language and practice, adopting a similar style in dress and ritual, dating from around the time of the Nara and Heian Periods. The word Shinto was adopted from the written Chinese, combining two kanji: "shin", meaning "spirit" or kami; and "tō", meaning a philosophical path or study. Kami are defined in English as "spirits", "essences" or "deities", that are associated with many understood formats; in some cases being human-like, in others being animistic, and others being associated with more abstract "natural" forces in the world. Kami and people are not separate; they exist within the same world and share its interrelated complexity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shinto

    shin′tō, n. the system of nature and hero worship forming the indigenous religion of Japan.—ns. Shin′tōism; Shin′tōist. [Jap.,=Chin. shin taoshin, god, tao, way, doctrine.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shinto in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shinto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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