Adamite
Adamite Ad"am*ite, n. [From Adam.] 1. A descendant of Adam; a human being. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of visionaries, who, professing to imitate the state of Adam, discarded the use of dress in their assemblies. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • adamite — ● adamite nom féminin Arséniate naturel de zinc hydraté, de symétrie orthorhombique. ⇒ADAMITE, ADAMIEN, IENNE, adj. et subst. A. Adjectif 1. Qui a l aspect primitif et innocent du temps d Adam : • 1. Les Lépreux. Chaque matin, dès que les ramées… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adamite — (n.) human being, descendant of Adam the Biblical first man, 1630s, from ADAM (Cf. Adam) + ITE (Cf. ite). Used from 1620s of sects or groups that practice nudism, in reference to the state of Adam before the Fall …   Etymology dictionary

  • Adamite — [ad′əm īt΄] n. 1. a human being; person thought of as descended from Adam 2. a person who goes naked in imitation of Adam, as did members of some early religious sects Adamitic [ad′əmit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Adamite — This article is about the mineral, for the religious sect see Adamites. Infobox mineral name = Adamite category boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = Yellow green adamite in limonite formula = Zn2AsO4OH molweight = color = Yellow, green, rarely white …   Wikipedia

  • Adamite — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Adamite ou adamique se rapporte à Adam, dont le nom signifie homme en hébreu. L adamite est un minéral composé d arséniate de zinc de formule Zn2OHAsO4.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adamite — Adamitic /ad euh mit ik/, Adamitical, adj. /ad euh muyt /, n. 1. a descendant of Adam; human being. 2. a nudist. [1620 30; ADAM + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • adamite — noun a) A descendant of Adam; a human being. b) One of a sect of visionaries, who, professing to imitate the state of Adam, discarded the use of dress in their assemblies …   Wiktionary

  • adamite — (a da mi t ) s. m. Membre d une secte qui, prétendant se conformer à Adam, rejetait l usage des vêtements. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Adam …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Adamite — n. descendant of Adam; person, human; nudist; member of a visionaries sect who imitate the state of Adam and prefer to walk around naked; type of green fluorescent mineral …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Adamite — ♦ Member of a heretical religious current that sought to return mankind to Adam s original state in paradise. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 621) …   Medieval glossary

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