Bible Belt

Bible Belt
noun Date: 1925 an area chiefly in the southern United States whose inhabitants are believed to hold uncritical allegiance to the literal accuracy of the Bible; broadly an area characterized by ardent religious fundamentalism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bible Belt — the Bible Belt an area in the south of the US known for its very religious Christian people, who follow the teachings of the Bible very strictly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bible Belt — 1926, reputedly coined by H.L. Mencken …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bible Belt — ☆ Bible Belt n. [coined ( c. 1925) by MENCKEN H(enry) L(ouis)] those regions of the U.S., particularly areas in the South, where fundamentalist beliefs prevail and Christian clergy are especially influential …   English World dictionary

  • Bible Belt — The Bible Belt is an informal term for an area of the United States of America in which socially conservative Evangelical Protestantism is a dominant part of the culture. Much of the Bible Belt consists of the Southern United States. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bible Belt — Der Bibelgürtel, rot hervorgehoben Dominierende Glaubensrichtungen 2001 in de …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bible Belt — L extension approximative de la Bible Belt, indiquée en rouge La Bible Belt, littéralement la ceinture de la Bible est une zone géographique et sociologique des États Unis dans laquelle vivent un pourcentage élevé de personnes se réclamant d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bible Belt — Extensión aproximada del Cinturón de la Biblia, en color rojo sobre el mapa de Estados Unidos. Cinturón bíblico o Cinturón de la Biblia (en inglés, Bible Belt) es un término coloquial utilizado para referirse a una extensa región de los Estados… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bible Belt — noun southern and midwestern United States where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant (Freq. 1) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑belt * * * noun the Bible Belt : an area chiefly in the southern part of the U.S. where there are many people who have very… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bible Belt — also bible belt N PROPER: the N Parts of the southern United States are referred to as the Bible Belt because Protestants with strong beliefs have a lot of influence there …   English dictionary

  • bible belt — see Bible Belt …   English dictionary

  • bible belt —  People of conservative, religious oriented values. Geographically, the area bounded by Virginia, Florida, and Texas is generally considered the Bible Belt in the United States …   American business jargon

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