heathen

  • 1 Heathen — Hea then (h[=e] [th] n; 277), n.; pl. {Heathens} ( [th] nz) or collectively {Heathen}. [OE. hethen, AS. h[=ae][eth]en, prop. an adj. fr. h[=ae][eth] heath, and orig., therefore, one who lives in the country or on the heaths and in the woods (cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Heathen — Hea then (h[=e] [th] n; 277), n.; pl. {Heathens} ( [th] nz) or collectively {Heathen}. [OE. hethen, AS. h[=ae][eth]en, prop. an adj. fr. h[=ae][eth] heath, and orig., therefore, one who lives in the country or on the heaths and in the woods (cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Heathen — Hea then (h[=e] [th] n), a. 1. Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author. The heathen philosopher. All in gold, like heathen gods. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish. [1913 Webster] 3. Irreligious; scoffing. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Heathen — Album par David Bowie Sortie 11 juin 2002 Enregistrement Studios Allaire, Shokan Studios Looking Glass, New York Durée 52:08 Genre Art rock …

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  • 5 heathen — O.E. hæðen not Christian or Jewish, also as a noun, heathen man (especially of the Danes), merged with O.N. heiðinn (adj.) heathen, pagan. Perhaps lit. pertaining to one inhabiting uncultivated land, from HEATH (Cf. heath) + EN (Cf. en) (2). But… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Heathen — Heathen  англ. язычник, варвар Heathen  американская группа, играющая в стиле трэш метал Heathen  альбом Дэвида Боуи 2002 года …

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  • 7 Heathen — Allgemei …

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  • 8 heathen — [hē′thən] n. pl. heathens or heathen [ME hethen < OE hæthen < hæth, HEATH; like Goth haithnō, gentile (woman) < haithi, heath (hence lit., “heath dweller”) a loan transl. used by ULFILAS for LL(Ec) paganus (see PAGAN), taken in its L… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 heathen — [adj] not believing in Christian god agnostic, atheistic, barbarian, godless, idolatrous, infidel, irreligious, nonbeliever, pagan, profane, skeptic; concept 545 Ant. godly, religious …

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  • 10 heathen — ► NOUN derogatory ▪ a person who does not belong to a widely held religion (especially Christianity, Judaism, or Islam) as regarded by those who do. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to heathens. DERIVATIVES heathendom noun heathenish adjective heathenism… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 heathen — [[t]hi͟ːðən[/t]] heathens 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Heathen means having no religion, or belonging to a religion that is not Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. [OLD FASHIONED] He preached the Gospel to the heathen locals from this spot. ...a heathen temple …

    English dictionary

  • 12 heathen — heathendom, n. heathenhood, n. heathenness, n. heathenship, n. /hee dheuhn/, n., pl. heathens, heathen, adj. n. 1. an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor… …

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  • 13 heathen — hea•then [[t]ˈhi ðən[/t]] n. pl. thens, then, adj. 1) rel an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible or Koran; pagan 2) an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person 3) rel of or pertaining to heathens; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 heathen — 1 adjective old fashioned not connected with or belonging to the Christian religion or any of the large established religions 2 noun old use 1 the heathen old fashioned people who are heathen 2 (C) old fashioned someone who is heathen 3… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 heathen — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English hethen, from Old English hǣthen; akin to Old High German heidan heathen, and probably to Old English hǣth heath Date: before 12th century 1. of or relating to heathens, their religions, or their customs 2.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 heathen — hea|then1 [ˈhi:ðən] adj old fashioned not connected with or belonging to the Christian religion or any of the large established religions heathen 2 heathen2 plural heathen n old fashioned [: Old English; Origin: hAthen] 1.) someone who is not… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 heathen — [OE] Etymologically, a heathen is ‘someone who lives on the heath’ – that is, someone who lives in a wild upcountry area, and is uncivilized and savage (the word was derived in prehistoric Germanic times from *khaithiz ‘heath’, and is also… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 heathen — UK [ˈhiːð(ə)n] / US [ˈhɪð(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms heathen : singular heathen plural heathens offensive a) old fashioned an insulting word for someone who is not a Christian or a follower of another major established religion b) a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 heathen — /ˈhiðən / (say heedhuhn) noun (plural heathens or heathen) 1. an unconverted individual of a people who does not acknowledge the god of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam; pagan. 2. an irreligious or unenlightened person. –adjective 3. pagan;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 heathen — [OE] Etymologically, a heathen is ‘someone who lives on the heath’ – that is, someone who lives in a wild upcountry area, and is uncivilized and savage (the word was derived in prehistoric Germanic times from *khaithiz ‘heath’, and is also… …

    Word origins