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ˈpeɪ gənpa·gan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heathen, pagan, gentile, infidelnoun

    a person who does not acknowledge your god

  2. pagannoun

    a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

  3. hedonist, pagan, pleasure seekeradjective

    someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

  4. heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnicadjective

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

Wiktionary

  1. pagannoun

    A person not adhering to any major or recognized religion, especially a heathen or non-Abrahamist, follower of a pantheistic or nature-worshipping religion, neopagan.

    This community has a surprising number of pagans.

  2. pagannoun

    An uncivilized or unsocialized person

  3. pagannoun

    Especially an unruly, badly educated child.

  4. paganadjective

    Relating to, characteristic of or adhering to non-Abrahamist religions, especially earlier polytheism.

    Many converted societies transformed their pagan deities into saints.

  5. paganadjective

    Savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.

  6. Pagannoun

    A male given name from Latin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Paganadjective

    Heathenish.

    Their cloaths are after such a pagan cut too,
    That sure they have worn out Christendom. William Shakespeare.

    The secret ceremonies I conceal,
    Uncouth, perhaps unlawful, to reveal;
    But such they were as Pagan use requir’d. Dryden.

  2. PAGANnoun

    A Heathen; one not a Christian.

    Etymology: paganisc , Saxon; paganus, Latin; from pagus, a village; the villages continuing heathen after the cities were christian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pagannoun

    one who worships false gods; an idolater; a heathen; one who is neither a Christian, a Mohammedan, nor a Jew

  2. Pagannoun

    of or pertaining to pagans; relating to the worship or the worshipers of false goods; heathen; idolatrous, as, pagan tribes or superstitions

  3. Etymology: [L. paganus of or pertaining to the country, pagan. See Pagan, n.]

Freebase

  1. Pagan

    Pagan is an album by Celtic metal band Cruachan released in 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pagan

    pā′gan, n. a heathen: one who does not worship the true God.—adj. heathenish: pertaining to the worship of false gods.—v.t. Pā′ganise, to render pagan or heathen: to convert to paganism.—adj. Pā′ganish, heathenish.—n. Pā′ganism, heathenism: the beliefs and practices of the heathen. [L. paganus, a rustic, heathen, because the country-people were later in becoming Christians than the people of the towns—pagus, a district—pangĕre, to fix.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pagan

    This term had at first not the slightest connection with religion. Derived from the Latin pagus, the country, a paganus denoted a peasant or villager. Removed from the refinement of the cities such a one had, of course, very little acquaintance with the complicated system of Roman mythology. On this account only could it be said that those who remained unconverted to Christianity were Pagans.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pagan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pagan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pagan in a Sentence

  1. George Gordon Byron:

    There is something Pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

  2. Colin Campbell:

    Indeed, the Founders mentioned the pagan authors in so many heartfelt speeches, pamphlets and letters that today's sweeping references to America's 'Christian' roots and 'Judeo-Christian heritage' ought to be amended. Maybe these terms should be reserved to explain the traditional religions and morality of individuals, families, congregations, small communitities. Politically, our notions of virtue and vice have had another genesis.

  3. Farris Wilks:

    America has always been a land of opportunity. Its the one place on earth where you can go from building brick walls in the Texas heat to the kind of success my brother and I have achieved, ted Cruz believes in the opportunity society, he believes in the dignity of hard work, and hes not afraid to fight for what he believes in. The Wilkses are not the only billionaires backing Cruz. Reclusive hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer gave $11 million; Texas energy investor Toby Neugebauer gave $10 million. Mercer has declined to comment on why he is supporting Cruz, while Neugebauer backs Cruz for his track record promoting conservative causes and opposing the federal debt. Despite the large donations, Cruz is not among the leaders of the Republican race. A Reuters/Ipsos poll on Sept. 8 showed him in fourth place among Republican voters at 5.5 percent, tied with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. . PRAYING FOR CRUZ. The day after President Barack Obama won a second term, I was pretty bummed out, Farris Wilks told congregants in a sermon on Nov. 7, 2012, a recording of which was provided by Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow with the equal rights group People for the American Way. I do believe that our country died that Tuesday night, Wilks said. Less than a year later, Farris found himself in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, where Cruz stood with head bowed in a prayer circle, surrounded by evangelical Christians. Cruz was among the political headliners at a Pastors and Pews conference, an annual, closed-door affair that now occurs in roughly 14 states and is organized by Christian nationalist David Lane. The born-again Lane, a self-described former wild man of drugs, wine, women and song, believes the Bible should be the primary textbook in public schools and that judges who favor same-sex marriage should be impeached. He says people who embrace homosexual marriage, along with pagan public schools, pagan higher learning and pagan media, are creating Americas downfall with their multiracial false gods. One of Lanes major aims is to motivate at least 1,000 pastors to run for office in 2016. Polling shows there are 65 million to 80 million evangelical Christians but only a quarter of them vote. Getting 5 percent more registered and voting would, according to Lane, put a conservative in the White House. Asked about the Wilks brothers' financial support for Cruz, Lane said in an interview:.

  4. Leatrice Eiseman:

    This belief started in ancient times, as it was seen as the color reflective of love, both earthly and heavenly. Greek muses wore orange, as did Bacchus, the pagan Roman god, in general terms, a color ascribed to a god perpetuated the hope and belief of immortality.

  5. Troy Nikolaos:

    Letting your individual religious philosophies divide us against the common enemy of atheist, asiatic jewish communism is a mistake. (You do the jews work for them.) WWII taught us that every major religion on Earth can stand together against world communism and International jewry. Use your religious fanaticism to fight theoretical marxism and communism. Religious in-fighting is the jews work. Constantine the Great brought his pagan and Christian soldiers together united against their common enemy with Nobiscum Deus! during the battle that led him to Emperor. Without that team work you may be worshipping Allah today.

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