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. Naftali Bennett:

    Prime Minister Netanyahu understands that the wonderful religious Zionists are in his pocket and, as much as he misuses them, the religious Zionists will remain in his pocket, the new right-wing party is right wing. Against a Palestinian State. Against freeing thousands of Palestinian prisoners. And for Jewish tradition, the people of Israel, and the State of Israel.

  2. Ted Cruz coloring books:

    I appreciate your expressing your First Amendment rights, you're welcome to come to a town hall and I'll answer your question. Tonight, we're focusing on religious liberty.

  3. Rita Rudner:

    I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

  4. Tim Clemente:

    The fact that we can’t even look at somebody’s heritage or religious background in a Muslim that’s a Muslim extremist – that’s what we need to look for, to exclude the FBI from looking in that direction is a mistake. We’ve gone so far in political correctness to stay away from the term ‘profiling’ that we can’t do a regular investigation.

  5. Henry Thomas Buckle:

    If you can impress any man with an absorbing conviction of the supreme importance of some moral or religious doctrine if you can make him believe that those who reject that doctrine are doomed to eternal perdition if you then give that man power, and by means of his ignorance blind him to the ulterior consequences of his own act,-he will infallibly persecute those who deny his doctrine.

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