[ri-lij-uh s] /rɪˈlɪdʒ əs/
of, relating to, or concerned with :
a religious holiday.
imbued with or exhibiting ; pious; devout; godly:
a religious man.
scrupulously faithful; conscientious:
pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
appropriate to or to sacred rites or observances.
noun, plural religious.
a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
the religious, devout or religious persons:
Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.
of, relating to, or concerned with religion
appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
(Christianity) of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
(Christianity) a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun
c.1200, “devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion,” from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning “pertaining to religion” is from 1530s. Transferred sense of “scrupulous, exact” is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.
[ri-tahyuh rd] /rɪˈtaɪərd/ adjective 1. withdrawn from or no longer occupied with one’s business or profession: a retired banker. 2. due or given a retired person: retired pay. 3. secluded or sequestered: a retired little village. /rɪˈtaɪəd/ adjective 1. 2. withdrawn; secluded: a retired life, a retired cottage in the woods adj. 1580s, “separated from […]
[sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌsaɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to science or the sciences: scientific studies. 2. occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts. 3. regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures. 4. systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science. /ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk/ adjective 1. (prenominal) of, relating […]
[soh-shuh-lis-tik] /ˌsoʊ ʃəˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to socialists or . 2. in accordance with . 3. advocating or supporting . /ˌsəʊʃəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective 1. resembling or sympathizing with socialism adj. 1848, from socialist + -ic. Related: Socialistically.
[sfer-i-kuh l, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər-/ adjective 1. having the form of a ; globular. 2. formed in or on a , as a figure. 3. of or relating to a or . 4. pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving or shells. 5. pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically […]
[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] /ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-/ noun 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has supreme power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: […]