Religion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlɪdʒən|  American pronunciation of the word religion
Brit.  |rɪˈlɪdʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word religion


- a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny (syn: faith)
- an institution to express belief in a divine power(syn: faith)

he was raised in the Baptist religion


Many people turn to religion for comfort in a time of crisis.

There are many religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

Shinto is a religion that is unique to Japan.

Hockey is a religion in Canada.

Politics are a religion to him.

Where I live, high school football is religion.

Food is religion in this house.

The U.S. Constitution promises freedom of religion.

The tribe practised a religion that mixed native beliefs and Christianity.

he was raised in the Baptist religion

A religion that does not allow divorce

All of his actions were ruled by his religion.

The company does not hire employees on the basis of their race, sex, age, or religion.

We challenged his beliefs about religion.

A constant theme in his novels is religion.

Word forms

singular: religion
plural: religions
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