What does ecumenical mean?

Definitions for ecumenicalˈɛk yʊˈmɛn ɪ kəl; esp. Brit. ˈi kyʊ-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical(adj)

    concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

    "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement"

  2. cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide(adj)

    of worldwide scope or applicability

    "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"


  1. ecumenical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the universal Church, representing the entire Christian world; interdenominational; sometimes by extension, interreligious.

  2. ecumenical(Adjective)

    General, universal, worldwide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecumenical(adj)

    general; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council

  2. Origin: [L. oecumenicus, Gr. (sc. ) the inhabited world, fr. to inhabit, from o'i^kos house, dwelling. See Economy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecumenical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecumenical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kurt Koch:

    The changes in 1989 were not advantageous for ecumenical relations, The Eastern Catholic churches banned by Stalin re-emerged, especially in Ukraine and Romania, and from the Orthodox came the old accusation about Uniate churches and proselytism.

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