Religious

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Religious \Re*li"gious\, 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. --Addison.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Religious \Re*li"gious\ (r?-l?j"?s), adjective [OF. religius, religious, F. religieux, from L. religiosus. See {Religion}.]

1. 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.

Our law forbids at their religious rites My presence. --Milton.

2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.

Men whose lives Religious titled them the sons of God. --Mlton

3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.

Thus, Indianlike, Religious in my error, I adore The sun, that looks upon his worshiper. --Shak.

4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.

One of them is religious. --Chaucer.

Syn: Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

religious

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {religious}, {spiritual}]

2: having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude" [ant: {irreligious}]

3: of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows; "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service" [ant: {secular}]

4: extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in observing the rules of health"

noun

1: a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience


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