HyperDic: religion

English > 2 senses of the word religion:
NOUNcognitionreligion, faith, religious beliefa strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
groupreligion, faith, organized religionan institution to express belief in a divine power
religion > pronunciation
Soundsrihlih'jhahn; riylih'jhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > religion: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.
Synonymsfaith, religious belief
Category ofAnglicanOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church
Calvinist, Calvinistic, CalvinisticalOf or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
Christianrelating to or characteristic of Christianity
Congregational, CongregationalistOf or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church
Episcopal, EpiscopalianOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld(religion) the world of the dead
LutheranOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther
Methodist, WesleyanOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley
MormonOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church
Orthodox, Jewish-OrthodoxOf or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Greek OrthodoxOf or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
ProtestantOf or relating to Protestants or Protestantism
Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God
UnitarianOf or relating to or characterizing Unitarianism
affirmation(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
believeFollow a credo
brotherA male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
catechismalOf or relating to a catechism summarizing the principles of Christianity
censer, thuribleA container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
chastity, celibacy, sexual abstentionabstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
cleanritually clean or pure
cloisterA courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
conforming, conformistadhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
conformistsomeone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
consecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
demythologization, demythologisationThe restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
dieSuffer spiritual death
discalced, discalceate, unshod(used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals
formalistic, formalized, formalisedconcerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized / recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
free-thinking, latitudinarian, undogmatic, undogmaticalUnwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)
habitA distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
latitudinarianA person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
meditation(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
misbelievehold a false or unorthodox belief
novitiate, noviciateThe period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
numenA spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)
orthodoxyThe quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
persecutionThe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
reincarnate, transmigratebe born anew in another body after death
revivalisticOf or relating to or characterizing revivalism
tolerationofficial recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
traditionalismadherence to tradition (especially in cultural / cultural or religious matters)
unclean, impureHaving a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws
vigil, watchThe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
worshipshow devotion to (a deity)
NarrowerBahaismA religion founded in Iran in 1863
Brahmanism, BrahminismThe religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
BuddhismThe teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation / meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Christianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Hinduism, HindooismA body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system
JainismReligion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
Manichaeism, ManichaeanismA religion founded by Manes in the third century
Mithraism, Mithraicismancient Persian religion
Shinto, ShintoismThe ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma
SikhismThe doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
Taoism, Hsuan ChiaoPopular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
UnitarianismChristian doctrine that stresses individual freedom of belief and rejects the Trinity
WiccaThe polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess
Zoroastrianism, MazdaismSystem of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster
apophatismThe religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely 'other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)
cataphatismThe religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam 'in his own image')
cult, cultus, religious cultA system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals
cultA religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false
doctrine of analogy, analogyThe religious belief that between creature / creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater
ecclesiasticismReligion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices
mysticism, religious mysticismA religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
nature worshipA system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena
paganism, pagan religion, heathenismAny of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
revealed religionA religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind
shamanism, Asian shamanismAn animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
shamanismAny animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
theismThe doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
BroaderbeliefAny cognitive content held as true
theological virtue, supernatural virtueAccording to Christian ethics
Spanishcredo, creencia, fe, , religion, religión
Catalancredo, fe, religió
Adjectivesreligioushaving or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
Nounsreligionista person addicted to religion or a religious zealot
English > religion: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn institution to express belief in a divine power.
Example"he was raised in the Baptist religion"
Synonymsfaith, organized religion
Category ofcanonize, canonise, saintdeclare (a dead person) to be a saint
confirmAdminister the rite of confirmation / confirmation to
covenantEnter into a covenant
deliver, redeem, savesave from sins
exorcise, exorcizeExpel through adjuration or prayers
NarrowerBuddhismA religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
Hinduism, HindooismThe religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
Judaism, Hebraism, Jewish religionJews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
KhalsaThe group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty
Scientology, Church of ScientologyA new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment
ShintoThe native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
TaoismReligion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
church, Christian churchOne of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
cultFollowers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
cultFollowers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
established churchThe church that is recognized as the official church of a nation
sect, religious sect, religious orderA subdivision of a larger / larger / larger / larger religious group
Broaderinstitution, establishmentAn organization founded and united for a specific purpose
Spanishfe, iglesia, organización religiosa, religión
Catalanesglésia, fe, organizació religiosa, religió
Adjectivesreligiousconcerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
Nounsreligionista person addicted to religion or a religious zealot

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