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. Raj Nath Singh:

    This is nothing but Modis government continued policies of cultivating seeds of hatred and promoting differences between the communities and religious segments of the population to achieve its designs.

  2. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    Having Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country. We must defend religious liberty and never surrender to judicial tyranny, i am proud of Kim for standing strong for her beliefs. Who will be next? Pastors? Photographers? Caterers? Florists? This is a reckless, appalling, out-of-control decision that undermines the Constitution of the United States and our fundamental right to religious liberty.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Reject the premise that one must follow established norms be they societal, religious or acts of nature; instead, wisdom teaches to do what is right.; what is entrenched is not necessarily fact, but practice.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Looking for a saviour in the sky? Be serious! Know you still not that there ain’t any saviour but science! Get rid of your cultural craps and your religious illusions! Be realist! In this universe, only the realists have the chance to save themselves!

  5. Superintendent Shawn Vondra:

    To be specific, graduation speeches by students may elect to include statements of personal faith and expressions of religious views, the district does not initiate discussion of specific students … Having said that, to the extent any of our speakers are concerned about this important topic, we are working with our staff and students to ensure any concerns are appropriately addressed and students ’ rights are supported now and preserved into the future.

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