What is the difference between church and religion?

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Religion is a hypernym of church.



As nouns the difference between church and religion

is that church is a Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place while religion is the belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.

As a verb church

is to conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth.

As a proper noun Church

is {{surname}.

church

English

Alternative forms

* churche (obsolete)

Noun

  • (countable) A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place.
  • There is a lovely little church in the valley.
    This building used to be a church before being converted into a library.
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  • Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity.
  • These worshippers make up the Church of Christ.
  • * Acts 20:28, New International Version:
  • Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
  • (countable) A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general.
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  • (countable) A particular denomination of Christianity.
  • The Church''' of England separated from the Roman Catholic '''Church in 1534.
  • (uncountable, countable, as bare noun) Christian worship held at a church; service.
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  • A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group.
  • * 2007 , Scott A. Merriman, Religion and the Law in America , page 313
  • Among these, the church must investigate fundemental questions,
    She goes to a Wiccan church down the road.

    Usage notes

    * Several senses of church are routinely used in prepositional phrases as a bare noun, without a determiner or article. This is like (home) and unlike (house).

    Synonyms

    * (building) chapel (small church), kirk (Scotland) * (group of worshipers) congregation

    Hypernyms

    * (religious group) religion

    Coordinate terms

    * mosque, synagogue, temple, gurdwara, hof, fire temple, circle, mandir, jinja, House of Worship, monastery

    Derived terms

    (church) * Anglican Church * Byzantine Church * broad church * Catholic Church * church affiliation * church bell * church crawler * Church Latin * churchgoer * church-going * church hat * church hop * Churchianity * church key * churchless * churchlike * churchly * churchman * church mode * churchmouse * church music * Church of England * Church of Rome * Church of Scotland * churchperson * church planter/churchplanter * church roll * church school * church service * Church Slavonic * church state * church triumphant * churchward * churchwoman * churchy * churchyard * church year * collegiate church * Congregational church * established church * Eastern Church * Eastern Orthodox Church * free church * Greek Church * Greek Catholic Church * Greek Orthodox Church * High Church * Latin Church * LDS church * Low Church * Lutheran Church * Maronite Church * mega-church/megachurch * New Church * Orthodox Church * Orthodox Catholic Church * Oriental Church * Oriental Orthodox Churches * parish church * particular Church * Roman Catholic Church * union church * Western Church

    Verb

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  • *:Thenne after this lady was delyuerd and chirched / there came a knyghte vnto her / his name was sire Bromel la pleche / the whiche was a grete lord and he hadde loued that lady longe / and he euermore desyred her to wedde her / and soo by no meane she coude putte hym of
  • *1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, page 36:
  • *:Nor did it [the Church] accept that the woman should stay indoors until she had been churched .
  • (label) To educate someone religiously, as in in a church.
  • Derived terms

    * churching of women

    See also

    * (selected ecclesiastical terms) * abbe * abbey * basilica * cathedral * ecclesiastical * Eucharist * house of worship * Kingdom Hall (qualifier, Jehovah's Witness) * liturgy * mass * mission * mosque (Muslim) * pastor * priory * rector * religious * religion * sermon * synagogue (Jewish) * temple (non-Christian) * vicar * worship service

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    religion

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.
  • My brother tends to value religion , but my sister not as much.
  • A particular system of faith and worship.
  • Islam is a major religion in parts of Asia and Africa.
    Eckankar is a new religion''' but Zoroastrianism is an old '''religion .
  • The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.
  • The monk entered religion when he was 20 years of age.
  • Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.
  • At this point, ''Star Trek'' has really become a religion .
  • (obsolete) Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness.
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  • Oh with what religion doe I respect and observe the same!

    Usage notes

    Generally speaking, certain groups that do not acknowledge the existence of one or more deities, such as Buddhism, are still religious—though some people prefer a definition of religion without non-theistic groups within the definition. Others are in favor of a more inclusive definition of religion that recognizes that everyone has their own set of religious beliefs.

    Synonyms

    * faith * mythology

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Hypernyms

    * belief system

    Derived terms

    * Abrahamic religion * false religion * pseudoreligion * misreligion

    See also

    * afterlife * animism * atheism * belief * church * crusade * cult * druid * faith * jihad * holy * holy man * monk * monotheism * mystic * nun * order * polytheism * priest * reincarnation * sacred * sage * sect * seer * shaman * shrine * spiritual leader * spirituality * superstition * temple * wizard *

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