HyperDic: beguine

English > 3 senses of the word Beguine / beguine:
NOUNperson Beguine(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries)
communicationbeguinemusic written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
actbeguinea ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies
English > Beguine: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life.
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Member ofsisterhoodA religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)
BroadersisterA female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group
English > beguine: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningmusic written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance.
Broaderdance musicMusic to dance to
English > beguine: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba.
Broaderballroom dancing, ballroom danceAny of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Spanishbeguine

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