Associations to the word «Religion»


RELIGION, noun. (uncountable) The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.
RELIGION, noun. (countable) A particular system of faith and worship.
RELIGION, noun. (uncountable) The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.
RELIGION, noun. (countable) Any practice to which someone or some group is seriously devoted.
RELIGION, noun. (uncountable) (obsolete) Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness. [16th-17th c.]
RELIGION, verb. Engage in religious practice.
RELIGION, verb. Indoctrinate into a specific religion.
RELIGION, verb. To make sacred or symbolic; sanctify.

Dictionary definition

RELIGION, noun. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality".
RELIGION, noun. An institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats