Definitions for religious
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word religious.
a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
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"
having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
"a religious man"; "religious attitude"
of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
"the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
extremely scrupulous and conscientious
"religious in observing the rules of health"
A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
Committed to the practice of religion.
I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: religieux, Fr. religiosus, Lat.
It is a matter of sound consequence, that all duties are by so much the better performed, by how much the men are more religious, from whose habilities the same proceed. Hook.
When holy and devout religious christians
Are at their beads, ’tis hard to draw them from thence;
So sweet is zealous contemplation! William Shakespeare.
Religious titled them the sons of God. John Milton.
He God doth late and early pray,
More of his grace than gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious book or friend. Henry Wotton.
Certain fryars and religious men were moved with some zeal, to draw the people to the christian faith. George Abbot.
France has vast numbers of ecclesiasticks, secular and religious. Joseph Addison, State of the War.
What the protestants would call a fanatick, is in the Roman church a religious of such an order; as an English merchant in Lisbon, after some great disappointments in the world, resolved to turn capuchin. Addison.
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
possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc
scrupulously faithful or exact; strict
belonging to a religious order; bound by vows
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
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1570
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2685
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Adjectives Frequency: #191
The numerical value of religious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of religious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
You cannot, under the laws of war, attack sites such as hospitals, schools, religious buildings, however, the hospital as a building can lose its immunity if it's being used by the enemy for military attacks.
They want chaplains to be glorified summer camp counselors and not speak truth and love into people’s lives, there are some anti-religious elements in our military. Anytime somebody wants to live their faith out – there are people who say that is offensive.
There are a lot of people here in Iowa and across the country whose hearts are breaking, watching what has happened in the last two weeks, we have seen a grossly unfair vilification of religious liberty.
This is a turning point for civil liberties that is real. It will be difficult to return to the former status quo when only self-proclaimed religious leaders held the high moral ground at the expense of justice and the constitution, if this struggle continues, the outcome will be what the country needs, to make rule of law clear and have religion understood in its place within the context of the law.
During Covid, our executive branch here in Virginia used the Emergency Services and Disaster Act to shut down and severely restrict our churches, while leaving ‘essential’ liquor stores open, this was unconstitutional and unconscionable. Religious freedom is the bedrock of America and Virginia, and it’s at the heart of our constitution.
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- مؤمن, دينية, ديني, مؤمنةArabic
- religiósCatalan, Valencian
- náboženský, religiózníCzech
- gläubig, religiösGerman
- دینی, دیندار, مذهبیPersian
- fanaattinen, uskonnollinen, uskollinen, uskovaFinnish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- דָּתִי, דָּתִיתHebrew
- vallásos, megrögzött, vallásiHungarian
- keagamaan, agamisIndonesian
- 信仰的, 宗教的Japanese
- reliéisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- reliģisks, reliģiozsLatvian
- godsdienstig, religieusDutch
- религиозный, верующийRussian
- vjèrskī, rèlīgījskīSerbo-Croatian
- inançlı, dindar, dinî, dinselTurkish
- 宗教, sùng đạo, mộ đạo, tôn giáoVietnamese
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