What does religious mean?

Definitions for religious
rɪˈlɪdʒ əsre·li·gious

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. religious(adj)

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

  2. religious, spiritual(adj)

    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. religious(adj)

    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity

    "a religious man"; "religious attitude"

  4. religious(adj)

    of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows

    "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"

  5. religious(adj)

    extremely scrupulous and conscientious

    "religious in observing the rules of health"

Wiktionary

  1. religious(Noun)

    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. religious(Adjective)

    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. religious(Adjective)

    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. religious(Adjective)

    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. Religious(adj)

    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. Religious(adj)

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

  3. Religious(adj)

    scrupulously faithful or exact; strict

  4. Religious(adj)

    belonging to a religious order; bound by vows

  5. Religious(noun)

    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. Sean Rossall:

    What people need to remember is that Starbucks is serving coffee to people around the globe and serving many different audiences and many different religious needs.

  2. Med Jones:

    The socioeconomic well-being theory explains that when the members of a sociopolitical system share the same economic interests and the existing system produces enough economic opportunities to meet the needs of the members, they are likely to tolerate existing differences and work together towards shared benefits. On the other hand, when the system fails to produce enough economic opportunities over a long period of time, the members of the system are likely to compete more aggressively for existing resources, causing divisions among the members to grow stronger. The degree of social cohesiveness will diminish and divisions could take different forms such as ethnic, religious and geographic conflicts and at times class warfare or civil wars. If not managed properly, such sociopolitical systems can become dysfunctional. If the dysfunction is left untreated, at a certain point it will take more energy to fix the system than to let it collapse.

  3. Jessamyn West:

    A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.

  4. John Stemberger:

    The idea that Christian boys would be banned strictly because of their religious beliefs is not only ludicrous, but its also illegal. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The bottom line is that the original decision was still discrimination against these boys and their families because of their religion, that is simply un-American, un-Constitutional, and just morally wrong.

  5. Scott Wiener:

    This bill does not prohibit the sale of the Bible – that’s an argument that we’ve heard – that’s untrue, it does not in any way prohibit free speech. It doesn’t prohibit anyone from speaking with a counselor, including a religious counselor regarding their sexual orientation, as long as no money is exchanged, as long as no services are sold.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. lacerate
    • C. usurious
    • D. pecuniary

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