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But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life.
Benjamin Hoff

Meaning of "Taoism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TAOISM

Taoism  [ˈtaʊɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAOISM

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Taoism 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 TAOISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Taoism

Taoism

Taoism, or Daoism, is a philosophical, ethical, and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao. The term Tao means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that is both the source and the driving force behind everything that exists. It is ultimately ineffable: "The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao." While Taoism drew its cosmological notions from the tenets of the School of Yin Yang, the Tao Te Ching, a compact and ambiguous book containing teachings attributed to Laozi, is widely considered its keystone work. Together with the writings of Zhuangzi, these two texts build the philosophical foundation of Taoism. This philosophical Taoism, individualistic by nature, is not institutionalized. Institutionalized forms, however, evolved over time in the shape of a number of different schools. Taoist schools traditionally feature reverence for Laozi, immortals or ancestors, along with a variety of divination and exorcism rituals, and practices for achieving ecstasy, longevity or immortality.

Definition of Taoism in the English dictionary

The definition of Taoism in the dictionary is the philosophy of Lao Zi that advocates a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events. Other definition of Taoism is a popular Chinese system of religion and philosophy claiming to be teachings of Lao Zi but also incorporating pantheism and sorcery.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAOISM


albinoism
ælˈbiːnəʊɪzəm
Averroism
ˌævəˈrəʊɪzəm
Castroism
ˈkæstrəʊɪzəm
criticism
ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm
dodoism
ˈdəʊdəʊɪzəm
epizoism
ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɪzəm
highbrowism
ˈhaɪˌbraʊɪzəm
hoboism
ˈhəʊbəʊɪzəm
hylozoism
ˌhaɪləˈzəʊɪzəm
jim-crowism
ˌdʒɪmˈkrəʊɪzəm
Maoism
ˈmaʊɪzəm
mechanism
ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm
middlebrowism
ˈmɪdəlˌbraʊɪzəm
Moism
ˈməʊɪzəm
Negroism
ˈniːɡrəʊɪzəm
panegoism
pænˈɛɡəʊɪzəm
polychroism
ˌpɒlɪˈkrəʊɪzəm
Shintoism
ˈʃɪntəʊɪzəm
tourism
ˈtʊərɪzəm
zoism
ˈzəʊɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAOISM

Tantra
Tantric
Tantrism
Tantrist
tantrum
tanuki
tanyard
Tanzania
Tanzanian
tanzanite
Tanzim
Tao
Taoiseach
Taoist
Taoistic

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAOISM

dichroism
echoism
egoism
Foism
heroism
hidalgoism
Hindooism
hoodooism
locoism
Lysenkoism
machoism
me-tooism
pleochroism
Ramboism
Titoism
trichroism
voodooism
xanthochroism
yahooism

Synonyms and antonyms of Taoism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Taoism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAOISM

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

Translator English - Chinese

道教
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

taoísmo
570 millions of speakers

English

Taoism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ताओ धर्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطاوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

даосизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Taoísmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাওবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

taoïsme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Taoisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Taoismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

道教
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Taoisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Đạo giáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டாவோயிஸம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ताओइझम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taoculuk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Taoismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

taoizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

даосизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

taoismul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ταοϊσμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Taoïsme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

taoismen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

taoisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Taoism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAOISM»

The term «Taoism» is quite widely used and occupies the 55.033 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAOISM» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «TAOISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Taoism.
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Benjamin Hoff
But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life.
2
Barry Zito
Regardless of what you want to call it, guys need some type of spirituality they can grab onto. If it's Christianity, which is a very structured approach, or if it's something that's a little more open-ended... like, Zen's something you can make yourself a part of. You can interpret it for yourself, like Taoism and stuff like that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAOISM»

Discover the use of Taoism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Taoism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Taoism: The Enduring Tradition
"From Taoism's spiritual philosophy to its practical perspectives on life and death, self-cultivation, morality, society, leadership, and gender, Russell Kirkland brings to life the Taoist vision as expressed by followers through the ...
Russell Kirkland, 2004
2
Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
A concise introduction to Taoism blends well-written commentary with illustrations and photographs to accurately depict this influential Asian religion.
Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, 2003
3
Taoism: Growth of a Religion
This is a survey of the history of Taoism from approximately the third century B.C. to the fourteenth century A.D. For many years, it was customary to divide Taoism into "philosophical Taoism" and "religious Taoism.
Isabelle Robinet, Phyllis Brooks, 1997
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Taoism and the Arts of China
A celebration of Taoist art traces the influence of philosophy on the visual arts in China.
Shawn Eichman, 2000
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Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical ...
. . . Since this book appeared it has influenced every work on Ibn 'Arabi and metaphysical Sufism...[and] any cursory study of Sufism during the last fifteen years will reveal the extent of Izutsu's influence."--Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Toshihiko Izutsu, 1984
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Taoism
A Chinese mystical philosophy, Taoism was founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. Taoism is a way of life in that the "Tao" is a force that flows through all sentient beings and when the Tao is in balance, perfect happiness is possible ...
Hsiao-Lan Hu, William Cully Allen, 2009
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Taoism: Way Beyond Seeking
Like the other volumes in the acclaimed Love of Wisdom Library from Tuttle, Taoism: Way Beyond Seeking compiles lectures delivered by Alan Watts between 1968 and 1973.
Alan W. Watts, Mark Watts, 2001
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What Is Taoism?: And Other Studies in Chinese Cultural History
What Is Taoism? traces, in nontechnical language, the history of the development of this often baffling doctrine. Creel shows that there has not been one "Taoism," but at least three, in some respects incompatible and often antagonistic.
Herrlee Glessner Creel, 1982
9
Lao Tzu and Taoism
Summarizes the history, doctrine, and practices of an ancient Chinese religion based on the harmonious interaction of Yin and Yang
Max Kaltenmark, 1969
10
Creativity and Taoism: A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art ...
"The Spirit of the Valley" dwells in this quiet and gentle man who, as so rarely happens, actually embodies some of the philosophic traits of which he writes' - Gerald Sykes 'If the end of reading is the enhancement of life, the enlargement ...
Chung-yuan Chang, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAOISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Taoism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Senior Official of Chinese Taoism Calls on Film Director for Public …
Based on a best-selling novel, “Monk Comes Down the Mountain” tells the story of a Taoist priest and his attempts to discover his purpose in the world. (Photo ... «Yibada, Jul 15»
2
Buddhism, Taoism Have the Elderly; Islam, Catholicism Get the …
Survey results tell that 54.6 percent of the respondents practice Buddhism and 53.8 percent are followers of Taoism. These respondents are all senior members ... «Yibada, Jul 15»
3
Great immortal gives Taoism place on rail
I touched on two MTR stations named after temples, Tin Hau and Che Kung, previously and I will focus now on the lone Taoist Koon on the MTR line. Wong Tai ... «Hong Kong Standard, Jun 15»
4
The Bookbinder's Husband: Chico artist transfers Taoist concepts …
Paintings created by Martin William are literal examples of Taoism being given life. The works are on display at the Naked Lounge through May 2. Sky Scholfield ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Apr 15»
5
Taoism helped Solar Impulse 2
He learned from Taoism that one can find unity in opposites. For example, clean technology can protect the environment as well as stimulate the economy. «Chinadaily USA, Apr 15»
6
Chinese New Year Traditions of Buddhism and Taoism
Billions of people celebrate Chinese New Year around the world. For many Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist practitioners ringing in the new year, their religious ... «World Religion News, Feb 15»
7
Taoism Is Environmentalism
As a Taoist with an abiding respect for nature, a love of harmony and balance, I find the creative opportunities inherent in living a life of compassion, frugality, ... «Huffington Post, Nov 14»
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What Do Taoists Believe About the Afterlife?
Taoism is part religion and part philosophy, like most Eastern religions. Gods exist in Taoism, but Taoists do not worship any one god. Taoism contains beliefs ... «Opposing Views, May 13»
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The Types of Sacred Places in Taoism
Taoism is a complex blend of religion, philosophy, and folk tradition that originated in China in the fourth century B.C.E. Taoist practice varies widely, depending ... «Opposing Views, Apr 13»
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Religious Taoism Vs. Philosophical Taoism
Taoism is a complex entity, at once a blend of religious, traditional, and philosophical paths. These can be difficult to separate, given the diversity of Taoist belief. «Opposing Views, Apr 13»

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