HyperDic: cult

English > 5 senses of the word cult:
NOUNgroupcultfollowers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
cognitioncult, fad, craze, furor, furore, ragean interest followed with exaggerated zeal
groupcultfollowers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
cognitionculta religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false
cognitioncult, cultus, religious culta system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals
cult > pronunciation
Soundskah'lt
Rhymesadult ... tumult: 10 rhymes with ahlt...
English > cult: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningFollowers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices.
MemberscultistA member of a religious cult
NarrowerRastafari, Rastas(Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s
Rastafarian(Ethiopia) adherents of an African religion that regards Ras Tafari as divine
WiccaA community of followers / followers of the Wicca religion
macumba(Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
obeah, obi(West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
voodoo(Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities
Broaderreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
Spanishculto, feligresía
Nounscultista member of a religious cult
English > cult: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn interest followed with exaggerated zeal.
Synonymsfad, craze, furor, furore, rage
BroaderfashionThe latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
Spanishfuror, moda
Catalanfuror, mania, moda
English > cult: 5 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningFollowers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.
MemberscultistA member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
Narrowercargo cult(Melanesia) the followers of one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth ('cargo') brought by westerners
Broaderreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
Nounscultista member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
English > cult: 5 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false.
Example"it was a satanic cult"
Broaderreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Nounscultista member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
English > cult: 5 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningA system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals.
Example"devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
Synonymscultus, religious cult
NarrowerRastafarianismA religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land
cargo cultA religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
macumbaA Brazilian religious cult of African origin
obeah, obiA religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery
voodoo, vodoun, voodooism, hoodooismA religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti)
Broaderreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Spanishculto
Catalanculte
Nounscultista member of a religious cult

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