What does pagan mean?

Definitions for paganˈpeɪ gən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heathen, pagan, gentile, infidel(noun)

    a person who does not acknowledge your god

  2. pagan(noun)

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

  3. hedonist, pagan, pleasure seeker(adj)

    someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

  4. heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnic(adj)

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

Wiktionary

  1. pagan(Noun)

    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. pagan(Noun)

    An uncivilized or unsocialized person

  3. pagan(Noun)

    Especially an unruly, badly educated child.

  4. pagan(Adjective)

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

    Many converted societies transformed their pagan deities into saints.

  5. pagan(Adjective)

    Savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.

  6. Pagan(ProperNoun)

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Pagan(noun)

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

  2. Pagan(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Camus:

    Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian.

  2. George Gordon Byron:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lenny Bruce:

    Now a Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as descended from that tribe. That's what it says in the dictionary; but you and I know what a Jew is -- One Who Killed Our Lord. And although there should be a statute of limitations for that crime, it seems that those who neither have the actions nor the gait of Christians, pagan or not, will bust us out, unrelenting dues, for another deuce.

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