[hin-doo-iz-uh m] /ˈhɪn duˌɪz əm/
the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many schools of philosophy and theology, many popular cults, and a large pantheon symbolizing the many attributes of a single god. Buddhism and Jainism are outside the tradition but are regarded as related religions.
the complex of beliefs, values, and customs comprising the dominant religion of India, characterized by the worship of many gods, including Brahma as supreme being, a caste system, belief in reincarnation, etc
blanket term for “polytheism of India,” 1829, from Hindu + -ism.
A religion of India that emphasizes freedom from the material world through purification of desires and elimination of personal identity. Hindu beliefs include reincarnation. (See Brahmins, pariah, Vishnu, and yoga.)
Note: Traditionally, Hinduism was linked to the caste system — a division of Indian society into several rigid groups, with members of a higher caste holding power over those of a lower.
Note: The sacred writings of Hinduism include the Vedas (which contain the Upanishads) and the Bhagavad Gita.
[hin-doo-ahyz] /ˈhɪn duˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), Hinduized, Hinduizing. 1. to convert to or bring under the influence of .
noun 1. a mountain range in S Asia, mostly in NE Afghanistan, extending W from the Himalayas. Highest peak, Tirich Mir, 25,230 feet (7690 meters). /kʊʃ; kuːʃ/ plural noun 1. a mountain range in central Asia, extending about 800 km (500 miles) east from the Koh-i-Baba Mountains of central Afghanistan to the Pamirs. Highest peak: […]
[hin-duh s] /ˈhɪn dəs/ noun 1. Maurice Gerschon [gur-shuh n] /ˈgɜr ʃən/ (Show IPA), 1891–1969, U.S. writer, born in Russia. [hin-doo] /ˈhɪn du/ noun 1. a person, especially of northern India, who adheres to . adjective 2. of or relating to Hindus or . /ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː/ noun (pl) -dus, -doos 1. a person who adheres […]
[hin-doo-stahn, -stan] /ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑn, -ˈstæn/ noun 1. Persian name of India, especially the part N of the Deccan. 2. the predominantly Hindu areas of India, as contrasted with the predominantly Muslim areas of Pakistan. /ˌhɪndʊˈstɑːn/ noun 1. the land of the Hindus, esp India north of the Deccan and excluding Bengal 2. the general area […]