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.
Origin: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.
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.
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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
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- دينية, ديني, مؤمن, مؤمنةArabic
- religiósCatalan, Valencian
- náboženský, religiózníCzech
- religiös, gläubigGerman
- دینی, دیندار, مذهبیPersian
- uskonnollinen, fanaattinen, uskova, uskollinenFinnish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- דָּתִי, דָּתִיתHebrew
- vallási, megrögzött, vallásosHungarian
- agamis, keagamaanIndonesian
- 宗教的, 信仰的Japanese
- reliéisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- reliģisks, reliģiozsLatvian
- religieus, godsdienstigDutch
- верующий, религиозныйRussian
- rèlīgījskī, vjèrskīSerbo-Croatian
- dinî, inançlı, dinsel, dindarTurkish
- 宗教, sùng đạo, tôn giáo, mộ đạoVietnamese
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