What does trinity mean?

Definitions for trinity
ˈtrɪn ɪ titrin·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word trinity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

  2. Trinity, Holy Trinity, Blessed Trinity, Sacred Trinity(noun)

    the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead

  3. trio, threesome, triad, trinity(noun)

    three people considered as a unit


  1. trinity(Noun)

    A group or set of three people or things; triad; trio; trine.

  2. trinity(Noun)

    The state of being three; threeness.

  3. Trinity(ProperNoun)

    In Christian belief, the three persons (personae) of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  4. Trinity(ProperNoun)

    used since the 1970s, from the religious term trinity, or translated from its long-established Spanish equivalent.

  5. Origin: From trinité (French: trinité), from trinitas, from trini, from tres.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trinity(noun)

    the union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality

  2. Trinity(noun)

    any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti

  3. Trinity(noun)

    any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle


  1. Trinity

    The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three divine persons or hypostases: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; "one God in three persons". The three persons are distinct, yet are one "substance, essence or nature". A nature is what one is, while a person is who one is. The Trinity is considered to be a mystery of Christian faith. According to this doctrine, there is only one God in three persons. Each person is God, whole and entire. They are distinct from one another in their relations of origin: as the Fourth Lateran Council declared, "it is the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds". While distinct in their relations with one another, they are one in all else. The whole work of creation and grace is a single operation common to all three divine persons, who at the same time operate according to their unique properties, so that all things are from the Father, through the Son and in the Holy Spirit. The three persons are co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial. Trinitarianism contrasts with nontrinitarian positions which include Binitarianism, Unitarianism, Oneness Pentecostalism or Modalism, and social trinitarianism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trinity

    trin′i-ti, n. the union of three in one Godhead: the persons of the Godhead: any symbolical representation of the persons of the Trinity.—adj. Trinitā′rian, pertaining to the Trinity, or to the doctrine of the Trinity.—n. one who holds the doctrine of the Trinity: a member of the Trinitarian order.—n. Trinitā′rianism, the tenets of Trinitarians.—n.pl. Trinitā′rians, a religious order founded at Rome in 1198 to redeem Christian captives from the infidels—also Mathurins and Redemptionists.—ns. Trin′ity-house, a corporation entrusted with the regulation and management of the lighthouses and buoys of the shores and rivers of England, and with the licensing and appointing of pilots for the English coast, founded at Deptford in 1518; Trin′ity-Sun′day, the Sunday next after Whitsunday, the Festival of the Holy Trinity; Trin′ity-term, formerly one of the fixed terms of the English law-courts that commenced on Friday next after Trinity Sunday. [L. trinitas, three—trini, three each—tres, three.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Trinity

    the doctrine, variously interpreted, that in the godhead or divine nature there are three persons, respectively denominated Father, Son, and Spirit—Father, from whom; Son, to whom; and Spirit, through whom are all things; is essentially triunity in unity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trinity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trinity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of trinity in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    [He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Fear, ignorance, and hatred - these are the trinity of malice.

  3. Med Jones:

    I would not bet against US innovation, entrepreneurship and business culture - The trinity that drives economic growth and recovery. Yes, we do face a major crisis, but we also do have a proven track record of recovery.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In Hinduism, there is a concept of "Trimurti", or the Great Trinity or the Supreme Power, which embodies the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction. These three cosmic functions are personified, in the Hinduism, by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer of evil. In my view, the word God also signifies, in it's three letters, these three cosmic functions of the Great Trinity from Hinduism, i.e. Generation, Organization and Destruction. I find it interesting that the concept of Great Trinity from ancient Eastern culture has been the basis for many faiths in the Western culture. It's amazing!

  5. Mark Harris:

    There is a satanic trinity of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. Satan is always a counterfeit, listen to me, that is why the religion of Islam is so dangerous. It is the great counterfeit of our generation.

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