scripture

  • 1 Scripture — • Sacred Scripture is one of the several names denoting the inspired writings which make up the Old and New Testament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scripture     Scripture    …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Scripture — Scrip ture (?; 135), n. [L. scriptura, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F. [ e]criture. See {Scribe}.] 1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription. [1913 Webster] I have put it in scripture and in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 scripture — [skrip′chər] n. [ME < L scriptura, a writing, in LL(Ec), a Scripture, passage of Scripture < scriptus: see SCRIPT1] 1. Obs. anything written 2. [S ] a Bible passage 3. a) any sacred writing or books b) any …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 scripture — (n.) c.1300, a writing, an act of writing, especially the sacred writings of the Bible, from L.L. scriptura the writings contained in the Bible, a passage from the Bible, from L. scriptura a writing, character, inscription, from scriptus, pp. of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 scripture — (also scriptures) ► NOUN 1) the sacred writings of Christianity contained in the Bible. 2) the sacred writings of another religion. ORIGIN Latin scriptura writings , from scribere write …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Scripture — /skrip cheuhr/, n. 1. Often, Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture, Holy Scriptures. the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together. 2. (often l.c.) any writing or book, esp. when of a sacred or religious nature. 3. (sometimes …

    Universalium

  • 7 scripture — UK [ˈskrɪptʃə(r)] / US [ˈskrɪptʃər] noun Word forms scripture : singular scripture plural scriptures 1) a) scripture or Scripture [uncountable] the Bible b) the study of the Bible 2) [countable/uncountable] the holy writings of any religion the… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 scripture — noun (often scriptures) ADJECTIVE ▪ holy, sacred ▪ the sacred scripture of the Buddhists ▪ ancient ▪ Buddhist, Christian …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 scripture — From the Latin for ‘writing’. In Judaism the term ‘scripture’ was eventually restricted to those books in the OT which were recognized as canonical, though the content of the canon was disputed. Christians used the Greek OT and this was… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 10 Scripture —    Invariably in the New Testament denotes that definite collection of sacred books, regarded as given by inspiration of God, which we usually call the Old Testament (2 Tim. 3:15, 16; John 20:9; Gal. 3:22; 2 Pet. 1:20). It was God s purpose thus… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 11 scripture — scrip|ture [ˈskrıptʃə US ər] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: scriptura something written , from scribere; SCRIBE] 1.) Scripture[U] also the (Holy) Scriptures the Bible ▪ the way God is portrayed in Scripture 2.) [U …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 scripture — scrip|ture [ skrıptʃər ] noun 1. ) scripture or Scripture uncount the Bible a ) the study of the Bible 2. ) count or uncount the holy writings of any religion: the Hindu scriptures …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 scripture — [[t]skrɪ̱ptʃə(r)[/t]] scriptures N VAR: oft the N Scripture or the scriptures refers to writings that are regarded as holy in a particular religion, for example the Bible in Christianity. ...a quote from scripture. ...the Holy Scriptures …

    English dictionary

  • 14 scripture — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) capitalized the books of the Bible often used in plural (2) often capitalized a passage from the Bible b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 Scripture — This interesting name drives from the Latin Scriptor , a writer or clerk, an was originally given as an occupational name to one who held the office of writer or secretary. Grenton the Scriptor was writer of the charter of Duncan 11 to the monks… …

    Surnames reference

  • 16 Scripture — Synonyms and related words: Bhagavad Gita, Bible, Book of Mormon, Douay Bible, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, King James Version, Koran, Revised Standard Version, Revised Version, Septuagint, Testament, Vulgate, canon, sacred writings, the Book, the… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 Scripture — Scrip•ture [[t]ˈskrɪp tʃər[/t]] n. 1) bib Often, Scriptures Also called Holy Scripture or Scriptures the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together. 2) rel (often l.c.) any writing or book, esp. when of a sacred or religious… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 Scripture — /ˈskrɪptʃə/ (say skripchuh) noun 1. the sacred writings of a religion, as, in Christianity, the Old and the New Testaments or of either of them (often called Holy Scripture or the Scriptures); Holy Writ. 2. (lower case) an authoritative or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 scripture — tikybos mokymas statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Pedagoginė veikla pagal kurios nors konfesijos tikybos mokymo programą mokykloje ar bažnyčioje. atitikmenys: angl. scripture vok. Religionsunterricht rus. преподавание вероучения …

    Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • 20 Scripture — see the devil can quote Scripture for his own ends …

    Proverbs new dictionary