Definition of Mammon

1. Noun. Wealth regarded as an evil influence.

Generic synonyms: Wealth, Wealthiness

2. Noun. (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit. "Ye cannot serve God and Mammon"
Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Imaginary Being, Imaginary Creature

Definition of Mammon

1. n. Riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified.

Definition of Mammon

1. Noun. The desire for wealth personified as an evil spirit. ¹

2. Noun. Wealth, material avarice, profit. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Mammon) (gloss wealth, material avarice). ¹

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Definition of Mammon

1. material wealth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammon

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Mammuthus columbi
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Literary usage of Mammon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and Biographical, of by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1879)
"mammon is a Syriac word that signifies gain, so that whatever is, or is accounted by us to be gain, is mammon. ' Whatever is in the world—the lust of the ..."

2. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"Let no one think that under the word mammon the Creator was meant, ... For they were two masters whom He named, God and mammon—the Creator and money. ..."

3. The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland by Abraham Mills (1851)
"mammon is a Syriac word that signifies gain, so that whatever is, or is accounted by us to be gain, is mammon. ' Whatever is in the world—the lust of the ..."

4. Mornings in the College Chapel: Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal by Francis Greenwood Peabody (1898)
"You may, first, make an enemy of mammon; or secondly, make a master of mammon, ... Many people in Christian history have made an enemy of mammon. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, ... Devoted to the service of mammon or the pursuit of riches ; actuated by a spirit of ..."

6. Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative by Leigh Hunt (1891)
"THE CAVE OP mammon GARDEN OF PROSERPINE. Sil Guyon, crossing a desert, finds mammon sitting amidst his gold in a gloomy valley. mammon, taking him down into ..."

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