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I read Christopher McDougall's book 'Born to Run.' If running were a religion, this would be its bible. I actually scribbled my favorite passages on my arm to read during the race.
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Meaning of "religion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RELIGION

Via Old French from Latin religiō fear of the supernatural, piety, probably from religāre to tie up, from re- + ligāre to bind.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RELIGION

religion  [rɪˈlɪdʒən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RELIGION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Religion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RELIGION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

religion

Religion

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Definition of religion in the English dictionary

The first definition of religion in the dictionary is belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny. Other definition of religion is any formal or institutionalized expression of such belief. Religion is also the attitude and feeling of one who believes in a transcendent controlling power or powers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RELIGION


alloantigen
ˌæləʊˈæntɪdʒən
antigen
ˈæntɪdʒən
antireligion
ˌæntɪrɪˈlɪdʒən
Bajan
ˈbeɪdʒən
Cajun
ˈkeɪdʒən
contagion
kənˈteɪdʒən
dihydrogen
daɪˈhaɪdrɪdʒən
florigen
ˈflɒrɪdʒən
Harijan
ˈhʌrɪdʒən
hydrogen
ˈhaɪdrɪdʒən
indigen
ˈɪndɪdʒən
irreligion
ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒən
mucigen
ˈmjuːsɪdʒən
oxygen
ˈɒksɪdʒən
smidgen
ˈsmɪdʒən
smidgeon
ˈsmɪdʒən
smidgin
ˈsmɪdʒən
Trajan
ˈtreɪdʒən
widgeon
ˈwɪdʒən
wigeon
ˈwɪdʒən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RELIGION

religieux
religionary
religioner
religionise
religionism
religionist
religionize
religionless
religiose
religiosely
religiosity
religioso
religious
religious education
religious instruction
religious leader
religious order
Religious Society of Friends
religiously
religiousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE RELIGION

American Legion
bioregion
British Legion
Central Region
Ceredigion
critical region
E region
ecoregion
F region
foreign legion
French Foreign Legion
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
legion
organized religion
region
revealed religion
Royal British Legion
Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
subregion
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Synonyms and antonyms of religion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RELIGION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «religion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of religion

Translation of «religion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RELIGION

Find out the translation of religion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of religion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «religion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宗教
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

religión
570 millions of speakers

English

religion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धर्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دِين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

религия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

religião
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধর্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

religion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Agama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Religion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

宗教
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

종교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Agama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tôn giáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धर्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

din
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

religione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

religia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

релігія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

religie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θρησκεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Geloof
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

religion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

religion
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of religion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RELIGION»

The term «religion» is very widely used and occupies the 3.353 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RELIGION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «religion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «religion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about religion

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10 QUOTES WITH «RELIGION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word religion.
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Toni Cade Bambara
And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living.
2
Pat Boone
So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that.
3
Jack Bowman
I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
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Rocco Buttiglione
The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
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Jennifer Carpenter
I read Christopher McDougall's book 'Born to Run.' If running were a religion, this would be its bible. I actually scribbled my favorite passages on my arm to read during the race.
6
Julian Casablancas
Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power.
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Carol P. Christ
In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal.
8
Eldridge Cleaver
The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.
9
Kate Clinton
My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things.
10
Bill Condon
Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically, get rid of the overlay of culture and religion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RELIGION»

Discover the use of religion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to religion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Religion
Three of the most important philosophers of our time—Jacques Derrida, Gianni Vattimo, and Hans-Georg Gadamer—together with other distinguished thinkers address a wide range of questions about the meaning, status, and future prospects of ...
Jacques Derrida, Gianni Vattimo, 1998
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Religion: The Basics
From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide looks at the ways in which religion interacts with the everyday world ...
Malory Nye, 2003
3
Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology
Einstein and Religion also offers a badly needed critique of some of the many misinterpretations and misuses of Einstein's views.
Max Jammer, 2002
4
Religion: The Modern Theories
A comprehensive and approachable introduction to social scientific theories of religion as they have developed in the twentieth century.In the first section the groundwork is laid for the theories developed in the twentieth century, ...
Seth Daniel Kunin, 2003
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The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American ...
Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Best First Book Prize of the American Society of Church History Named a Society for U. S. Intellectual History Notable Title in American Intellectual History The story of liberal religion in ...
Matthew Hedstrom, 2012
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Religion and Peacebuilding
Religion and Peacebuilding looks beyond headlines concerning violence perpetrated in the name of religion to examine how world religions have also inspired social welfare and peacemaking activism.
Harold Coward, Gordon S. Smith, 2004
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Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft
This unified collection of case studies and theoretical pieces attempts to restore this missing dimension to its rightful place in the conduct of international diplomacy.
Douglas Johnston, Cynthia Sampson, 1995
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The Religion of Java
Written with a rare combination of analysis and speculation, this comprehensive study of Javanese religion is one of the few books on the religion of a non-Western people which emphasizes variation and conflict in belief as well as ...
Clifford Geertz, 1976
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The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion
This text reinterprets the modern West's development in terms of mankind's relationship to religion.
Marcel Gauchet, 1999
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Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide
Religion has not disappeared and is unlikely to do so. Nevertheless, the concept of secularization captures an important part of what is going on. This book develops a theory of secularization and existential security.
Pippa Norris, Ronald Inglehart, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RELIGION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term religion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof charged with …
... as part of a long-planned assault in which Roof allegedly singled out victims “because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of their religion.”. «Religion News Service, Jul 15»
2
Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion
There has been religious growth in certain areas: Jewish self-identification has risen from 1.7 percent in 2007 to 1.9 percent in 2014; Muslim self-identification ... «Breitbart News, May 15»
3
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010 …
The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world's major ... «Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project, Apr 15»
4
Obama sees religion as key tool against extremism
Washington (CNN) How President Barack Obama discusses the fight against ISIS -- pointedly refusing to call it a war on Islam or a religious war -- has led to ... «CNN, Feb 15»
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Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'
"We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends," Obama said during remarks at the National Prayer ... «Fox News, Feb 15»
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Laser pioneer Charles H. Townes sought to fuse science with religion
"My own view is that, while science and religion may seem different, they have many similarities, and should interact and enlighten each other," he wrote. «Christian Science Monitor, Jan 15»
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Pope Denounces 'Deviant Forms of Religion'
ROME— Pope Francis on Monday condemned religious fundamentalism, saying “deviant forms of religion” lead to atrocities such as last week's attacks in ... «Wall Street Journal, Jan 15»
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Eric Holder bans law enforcement profiling based on religion
The Justice Department on Monday released new guidance that prevents federal law enforcement officers from relying on religion and other factors alone as a ... «TheBlaze.com, Dec 14»
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Bill Maher: Islam's “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f …
Just one week after sparking controversy — and a heated response from religious scholar Reza Aslan on CNN — Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck (along ... «Salon, Oct 14»
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Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning
Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. The share of Americans who say churches and ... «Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Religion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/religion>. Mar 2024 ».
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