Definition of Mormon
1. Noun. The ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church. "The former Mormon practice of polygamy"
3. Noun. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Group relationships: Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Church, Mormons
Generic synonyms: Protestant
Specialized synonyms: Joseph Smith, Smith
Definition of Mormon
1. n. A genus of sea birds, having a large, thick bill; the puffin.
2. n. One of a sect in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters.
3. a. Of or pertaining to the Mormons; as, the Mormon religion; Mormon practices.
4. n. A member of a sect, called the Reorganized Church of Jesus of Latterday Saints, which has always rejected polygamy. It was organized in 1852, and is represented in about forty States and Territories of the United States.
Definition of Mormon
1. Proper noun. The ancient American prophet of Mormon theology who compiled the Book of Mormon. ¹
2. Noun. A person who belongs to the Christian religious groups related to the religion founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ¹
3. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, the faith established by Joseph Smith, Jr. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Mormon
One of a sect in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc, has control of civil and religious matters.
The Mormons call their religious organization The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its head claims to receive revelations of God's will, and to have certain supernatural powers.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mormon
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Literary usage of Mormon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1909)
"Works about the Book of mormon, cont'd. that the historical part of said Bible ... The three witnesses of the Book of mormon. Address delivered before the ..."
2. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"Joseph Smith, the finder of the Book of mormon and founder of the religion, was driven from State to State with his mysterious copperplates and the ..."
3. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"CHAPTER XXVIII Popular Bibles I. THE BOOK OF mormon THE Book of mormon is a curiosity of literature. It is evidently an effort to reconstruct in archaic ..."
4. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"The city of Nauvoo—The Temple—New causes of quarrel—The " Oneness"—Anti-mormon meeting fired at by themselves—Character of the anti-mormons—New mobs— House ..."
5. Westward by Rail: A Journey to San Francisco and Back and a Visit to the Mormons by William Fraser Rae (1874)
"mormon Missions and Missionaries. IN few American cities are the ... The English visitor who makes the acquaintance of mormon bankers, merchants, ..."
6. The Western Messenger: Devoted to Religion, Life, and Literature by Western Unitarian Association (1841)
"THE BOOK OF mormon. We republished in the Messenger, a year since, ... 1 am one of the society who believe the " Book of mormon," and as such I am assailed ..."
7. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1888)
"This is the fact that the mormon mercantile system is really, ... OTHER FORMS OF mormon COOPERATION. As to the economic bearings of this confidence in ..."