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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bible Belt(noun)

    southern and midwestern United States where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant

Wiktionary

  1. Bible Belt(ProperNoun)

    An area in America in which Evangelical Protestantism is a pervasive or dominant part of the culture.

  2. bible belt(Noun)

    An area which socially conservative Christian Evangelical Protestantism is a pervasive or dominant part of the culture.

  3. bible belt(Noun)

    In the U.S. a region in the Southern or southeastern part of the country where Southern Baptist Convention denomination is strong, noted for conservative and evangelical values.

  4. Origin: Bible + belt in the sense of a strip of area on a map.

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  1. Bible Belt

    The Bible Belt is an informal term for a region in the south-eastern and south-central United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism is a significant part of the culture and Christian church attendance across the denominations is generally higher than the nation's average. The Bible Belt consists of much of the Southern United States. During the colonial period, the South was a stronghold of the Anglican church. Its transition to a stronghold of non-Anglican Protestantism occurred gradually over the next century as a series of religious revival movements, many associated with the Baptist denomination, gained great popularity in the region. The region is usually contrasted with the mainline Protestantism and Catholicism of the northeastern United States, the religiously diverse Midwest and Great Lakes, the Mormon Corridor in Utah and southern Idaho, and the relatively secular western United States. Whereas the state with the highest percentage of residents identifying as non-religious is the New England state of Vermont at 34%, in the Bible Belt state of Alabama it is just 6%. Mississippi has the highest proportion of Baptists, at 55%. The earliest known usage of the term "Bible Belt" was by American journalist and social commentator H. L. Mencken, who in 1924 wrote in the Chicago Daily Tribune: "The old game, I suspect, is beginning to play out in the Bible Belt." Mencken claimed the term as his invention in 1927.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bible belt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bible belt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bible belt in a Sentence

  1. Steve Southerland:

    As the religious printing and publishing capital of America, Nashville is known as the ‘Buckle of the Bible Belt.’.

  2. Celeste Beatty:

    Growing up in the South, particularly in the Bible Belt, alcohol and religion haven't exactly aligned, it's been difficult to break through the mindset that alcohol is a negative thing.

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