What does religious mean?

Definitions for religious
rɪˈlɪdʒ əsre·li·gious

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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

How to pronounce religious?

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How to say religious in sign language?

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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. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so gross as to be called man's inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe caste because they are deeply religious.

  2. Corey Saylor:

    In the Jewish community, we know all too well what can happen when a particular religious group is singled out for stereotyping and scapegoating. We also know that this country must not give into fear by turning its back on its fundamental values, even at a time of great crisis. i am troubled, though, that someone who has so completely abandoned American values is polling so high.

  3. Med Yones:

    In religious traditions, the love of money is the root of all evil. In economics, scarcity is the root of all evil.

  4. Rohan Gunaratna:

    This means that a catch and kill response alone will not work. The government must engage more with community leaders, schools, religious leaders in addition to expanding counter-terrorism capabilities.

  5. Hedy Weinberg:

    The Bible should not be used as a political football, the First Amendment makes it clear that government cannot favor one religion over another and politicians should not try to influence what people believe by turning their personal religious viewpoints into law.

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