What does religion mean?

Definitions for religion
rɪˈlɪdʒ ənre·li·gion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. religion, faith, religious beliefnoun

    a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

    "he lost his faith but not his morality"

  2. religion, faith, organized religionnoun

    an institution to express belief in a divine power

    "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

Wiktionary

  1. religionnoun

    The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.

    My brother tends to value religion, but my sister not as much.

  2. religionnoun

    A particular system of faith and worship.

    Islam is a major religion in parts of Asia and Africa.

  3. religionnoun

    The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.

    The monk entered religion when he was 20 years of age.

  4. religionnoun

    Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.

    At this point, Star Trek has really become a religion.

  5. religionnoun

    Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Religionnoun

    the outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers

  2. Religionnoun

    specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice

  3. Religionnoun

    a monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion

  4. Religionnoun

    strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct

  5. Etymology: [F., from L. religio; cf. religens pious, revering the gods, Gr. 'ale`gein to heed, have a care. Cf. Neglect.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Religion

    rē-lij′un, n. the recognition of supernatural powers and of the duty lying upon man to yield obedience to these: the performance of our duties of love and obedience towards God: piety: any system of faith and worship: sense of obligation or duty.—ns. Relig′ioner, Relig′ionary.—v.t. Relig′ionise, to imbue with religion.—v.i. to make profession of religion.—ns. Relig′ionism, Religios′ity, religiousness, religious sentimentality; Relig′ionist, one attached to a religion: a bigot.—adj. Relig′ionless, having no religion.—adv. Religiō′so (mus.), in a devotional manner.—Established religion, that form which is officially recognised by the state; Natural religion, that religion which is derived from nature and not revelation; Revealed religion, that which is derived from positive revelation by divinely inspired Scripture, or otherwise. [L. religio, -onisre-, back, ligāre, to bind.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Religion

    a sense, affecting the whole character and life, of dependence on, reverence for, and responsibility to a Higher Power; or a mode of thinking, feeling, and acting which respects, trusts in, and strives after God, and determines a man's duty and destiny in this universe, or "the manner in which a man feels himself to be spiritually related to the unseen world."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. religion

    Philosophy touched with emotion.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Religion

    A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. (Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. RELIGION

    A cloak used by some persons in this world who will be warm enough without one in the next.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2857

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religion' in Nouns Frequency: #899

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of religion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of religion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of religion in a Sentence

  1. Merlin Figama Worshipper:

    The dogma of religion is love, and love is obedience to creationism.

  2. Robert Anson Heinlein:

    One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

  4. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan:

    Initial research has led us to believe it was a ritualistic killing, the method of the murder... and our person of interest has some ties to a faith or religion that is indicative of that.

  5. Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799:

    I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

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