Definitions of religion

  1. institution to express belief in a divine power; " he was raised in the Baptist religion"; " a member of his own faith contradicted him"
  2. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; " he lost his faith but not his morality"
  3. The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers.
  4. Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.
  5. A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.
  6. Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.
  7. A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. ( Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)
  8. The sense of man's relation to a divine power to whom obedience and honor are due; the practice of life based on such relation; any system of faith and worship.
  9. The performance of our duties of love and obedience towards God: piety: any system of faith and worship.
  10. Performance of duties towards God; piety; system of faith.
  11. A system of faith and worship; devotion; piety.
  12. A habitual, all- pervading sense of dependence on, reverence for, and responsibility to, a higher power; or a mode of thinking, feeling, and acting, which respects, trusts in, and strives after, the Divine, or God; any system of faith and worship.
  13. That obligation or sense of duty which rests on the minds of men, arising from the felt relation in which they stand to some superior power; belief in God, with a sincere desire to do His will; godliness; any system of faith or worship.

Usage examples for religion

  1. Philosophie, in the ordinary language of the middle and later seventeenth century, meant simply freethinking on questions of religion. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. As with religion, so with politics. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  3. But religion is not dependent upon imagination. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. I know my religion better than you, that's certain! – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  5. " So does every one else's religion," said the doctor. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  6. It is the same with religion. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  7. I wonder what Religion he's of. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  8. I broke with the Cath'lic Church long ago, for I couldn't go to confess; and many's the year that I never thought of religion. – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  9. It's all along of my religion." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  10. I'm sure he's a good, kind man of religion. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. You mean about religion? – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  12. What comfort is there in religion for a great trouble? – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. And Mis' Nasmyth, if there had been any such thing as getting religion, I should have got it then, for I tried hard, and I wanted something to help me bad enough. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  14. " What do you think of religion? – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  15. Don't you know better than to follow a religion you know nothing about? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  16. Montriveau was her religion now. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  17. The one vital thing in religion is first- hand, personal experience. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  18. Sunday is not a day for religion alone. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  19. If you're going to get religion, try it later. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  20. There are better things that man has found than religion. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn