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.

  2. religiousadjective

    Concerning religion.

    It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.

  3. religiousadjective

    Committed to the practice of religion.

    I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.

  4. religiousadjective

    Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.

    I'm a religious fan of college basketball.

  5. Etymology: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RELIGIOUSadjective

    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.

    Their lives
    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.

Wikipedia

  1. religious

    Religion is usually defined as a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, beliefs, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that generally relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements—although there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacredness, faith, and a supernatural being or beings.Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, matrimonial and funerary services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, and/or public service. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred texts, symbols and holy places, that primarily aim to give life meaning. Religions may contain symbolic tales that may attempt to explain the origin of life, the universe, and other phenomena; some followers believe these to be true stories. Traditionally, both faith and reason have been considered sources of religious beliefs.There are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide, though nearly all of them have regionally based, relatively small followings. Four religions—Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism—account for over 77% of the world's population, and 92% of the world either follows one of those four religions or identifies as nonreligious, meaning that the remaining 9,000+ faiths account for only 8% of the population combined. The religiously unaffiliated demographic includes those who do not identify with any particular religion, atheists, and agnostics, although many in the demographic still have various religious beliefs. A portion of the population, mostly located in Africa and Asia, are members of new religious movements. Scholars have indicated that global religiosity may be increasing due to religious countries having generally higher birth rates.The study of religion comprises a wide variety of academic disciplines, including theology, philosophy of religion, comparative religion, and social scientific studies. Theories of religion offer various explanations for its origins and workings, including the ontological foundations of religious being and belief.

ChatGPT

  1. religious

    Religious refers to the belief in and adherence to a specific set of teachings, principles, rituals, or practices that pertain to the existence of a higher power or powers. It involves the worship and devotion towards this higher power or powers, as well as the formation of a community or group that shares these beliefs and practices. Religion typically encompasses a range of beliefs, rituals, moral codes, and traditions that guide and shape the spiritual, ethical, and social aspects of individuals or societies.

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

Wikidata

  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. Jay Lowder:

    While no one wants the government regulating their religious freedoms there must be laws to protect against any form of religion that prevents a child from receiving care when there is the likelihood of imminent danger.

  2. Alan Dershowitz:

    My goal is to propose a solution that strikes the appropriate balance between religious liberty and the rights of young girls not to be mutilated.

  3. Tahanie Aboushi:

    We did our best to establish good precedent, on the one hand, it gives officers guidance, and on the other hand, it protects the exercise of religious freedom.

  4. Steve Beshear:

    We expect any entity that accepts state incentives not to discriminate on any basis in hiring, while the leaders of Ark Encounter had previously agreed not to discriminate in hiring based on religion, they now refuse to make that commitment and it has become apparent that they do intend to use religious beliefs as a litmus test for hiring decisions. For that reason, we cannot proceed with the tourism incentive application for the Ark Encounter project.

  5. Pareek Singhii:

    It has been heard that Omicron virus is very dangerous for only ordinary people who will have to now wear underwear also on their mouth. Is it true ? And very much like previous all variants of Covid, it will spare only politicians, super rich businessman, journos, movie stars, cricketers and top religious guru and they can enjoy life like anything and become richer

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