religion

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Religion

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Religion symbols

Etymology[edit]

From religiōn-, the stem of the Latin religiō (scrupulousness”, “pious misgivings”, “superstition”, “conscientiousness”, “sanctity”, “an object of veneration”, “cult-observance”, “reverence), from relegō (I bind back or behind), from re- + legō (I choose, select; collect, gather).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion (plural religions)

  1. The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.
    My brother tends to value religion, but my sister not as much.
  2. A particular system of faith and worship.
    Islam is a major religion in parts of Asia and Africa.
    Eckankar is a new religion but Zoroastrianism is an old religion.
  3. The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.
    The monk entered religion when he was 20 years of age.
  4. Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.
    At this point, Star Trek has really become a religion.
  5. (obsolete) Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.8:
      Oh with what religion doe I respect and observe the same!

Usage notes[edit]

Generally speaking, certain groups that do not acknowledge the existence of one or more deities, such as Buddhism, are still religious—though some people prefer a definition of religion without non-theistic groups within the definition. Others are in favor of a more inclusive definition of religion that recognizes that everyone has their own set of religious beliefs.

Synonyms[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

Hypernyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]

Statistics[edit]

External links[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion

  1. accusative singular of religio

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rəliʒjɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧li‧gion

Noun[edit]

religion f (plural religions)

  1. religion

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion m (please provide plural)

  1. religion

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion f (plural religions)

  1. religion

Descendants[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

religion m (definite singular religionen, indefinite plural religioner, definite plural religionene)

  1. a religion

Synonyms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

religion m (definite singular religionen, indefinite plural religionar, definite plural religionane)

  1. a religion

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion f (oblique plural religions, nominative singular religion, nominative plural religions)

  1. religion

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion

  1. religion

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

religion c

  1. a religion

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]