What does religious mean?

Definitions for religious
rɪˈlɪdʒ əsre·li·gious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. religiousadjective

    a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

  2. religious, spiritualadjective

    concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church

    "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"

  3. religiousadjective

    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity

    "a religious man"; "religious attitude"

  4. religiousadjective

    of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows

    "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"

  5. religiousadjective

    extremely scrupulous and conscientious

    "religious in observing the rules of health"

Wiktionary

  1. religiousnoun

    A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.

    Etymology: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.

  2. religiousadjective

    Concerning religion.

    It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.

    Etymology: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.

  3. religiousadjective

    Committed to the practice of religion.

    I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.

    Etymology: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.

  4. religiousadjective

    Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.

    I'm a religious fan of college basketball.

    Etymology: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Religiousadjective

    of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars

  2. Religiousadjective

    possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc

  3. Religiousadjective

    scrupulously faithful or exact; strict

  4. Religiousadjective

    belonging to a religious order; bound by vows

  5. Religiousnoun

    a person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun

Freebase

  1. Religious

    In the lexicon of certain branches of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox branches, religious as a noun usually refers to a member of a religious institute of monks, nuns, friars, clerics regular, or to another individual who takes the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in a religious institute.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Religious

    rē-lij′us, adj. pertaining to religion: concerned with or set apart to religion, as a religious society, religious books: pious: godly: (R.C.) bound to a monastic life: strict.—n. one bound by monastic vows.—ns. Religieuse (rė-lē-zhi-ėz′), a nun; Religieux (rė-lē-zhi-ė′), a monk.—adv. Relig′iously.—n. Relig′iousness, the state of being religious.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1570

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2685

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Adjectives Frequency: #191

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of religious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of religious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of religious in a Sentence

  1. John Adams:

    The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.

  2. Randy Barnett:

    The Blaine Amendments were a series of amendments that were enacted in the 19th century as anti-Catholic measures, the Protestants controlled the public schools, and they didn't like the idea of the Catholics setting up their own school system, so they came up with these amendments which prohibited the expenditures of any government money on religious institutions.

  3. Leonard Hodgson:

    To St. Paul, stripes, stones, shipwrecks, and thorns in the flesh were religious experiences to Judas Iscariot, the daily companionship of Jesus of Nazareth was not.

  4. Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford:

    We always knew that when the facts came to light, the Navy would exonerate Chaplain Modder, religious liberty is our first freedom and essential for our men and women in uniform.

  5. Garth Davis:

    I didn't want to make a religious film, i wanted to make a spiritual film.

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