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orthodox

adjective

Orthodox

adjective

  1. (Jewish-Orthodox)  of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Judaism
    Synonyms: Jewish-Orthodox. Topic: religion
  2. (Greek Orthodox)  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Synonyms: Eastern Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox. Topic: religion

Etymology summary

Late Latin orthodoxus, from Greek orthodoxos "having the right opinion", from...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox | orthodoxly [adverb, derived]

conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes | conforming to the Christian faith as established by the ... (21 of 487 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

orthodox [religious doctrine]

true doctrine and its adherents as opposed to heterodox or heretical doctrines and their adherents. The word was first used in early 4th-century ... (23 of 329 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

orthodox [entry 1, adjective] | Orthodox [sense-specific] | conventional [synonym, sense-specific] | ceremonial [synonym, sense-specific] | ceremonious [synonym, sense-specific] | formal [synonym, sense-specific] | regular [synonym, sense-specific] | routine [synonym, sense-specific] | casual [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

conforming to established doctrine especially in religion ; "conventional" | "Orthodox": of, relating to, or constituting any of various conservative ... (19 of 190 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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orthodox [entry 2, noun] | orthodoxes [plural] | Orthodox [sense-specific]

one that is orthodox | "Orthodox": a member of an Eastern Orthodox church (12 of 28 words, 2 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox | normal [synonym, sense-specific] | orthodoxly [derived]

following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice | [persons] not ... (20 of 122 words, 5 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/orthodox

American Heritage Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox [sense-specific] | orthodoxly [adverb, related]

Adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion. | Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early ... (22 of 112 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox [sense-specific]

of, pertaining to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc. | of, pertaining to, or conforming to beliefs, ... (22 of 104 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/orthodox

New World Dictionary:

orthodox

conforming to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, as in religion, ... | designating or of any of the churches comprised in the Eastern ... (23 of 100 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

orthodox | the (Greek/Russian/Eastern) Orthodox Church | Orthodox Church | Greek Orthodox Church | Russian Orthodox Church | Eastern Orthodox Church

(of beliefs, ideas or activities) considered traditional, normal and acceptable by most people | (of religious people) having more traditional beliefs ... (20 of 64 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

orthodox

accepted by most people as the correct or usual idea or practice | accepting and obeying traditional religious beliefs and practices ; believing and ... (23 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

orthodox | conventional [synonym, sense-specific] | conservative [synonym, sense-specific] | mainstream [synonym, sense-specific] | heretical [antonym, sense-specific] | unorthodox [antonym, sense-specific] | heterodox [antonym, sense-specific] | liberal [antonym, sense-specific] | outlandish [antonym, sense-specific]

Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion. | Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted. (24 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Orthodox

Pertaining to the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church. | Of or pertaining to Orthodox Judaism. (15 of 16 words, 2 definitions)

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Wikipedia:

Orthodox [disambiguation]

The word was first used in early 4th-century Christianity for the state church of the Roman Empire | Orthodox Christianity, Christian churches which are descended from the above and style themselves as "Orthodox", which are of two denominations:... (37 of 246 words, 17 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

orthodox | orthodoxes [plural]

following the established or traditional rules of a political or religious belief, a philosophy, or a way of life | a follower of traditional or ... (24 of 75 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Orthodox | Orthodoxes [plural]

relating to the Orthodox Church | relating to Orthodox Judaism | a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church (16 of 38 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635531​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

orthodox

First use: 1580s

Origin: Late Latin orthodoxus, from Greek orthodoxos "having the right opinion", from orthos "right, true, straight" + doxa ... (18 of 52 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

orthodox

Origin: French or Late Latin: French orthodoxe from Late Latin orthōdoxus from Late GreekEc orthodoxos, orthodox (in religion) from Greek ... (19 of 30 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

orthodox

Origin: Middle English orthodoxe, from Old French, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Late Greek orthodoxos: Greek ortho-, ... (16 of 29 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox

Origin: late Middle English: from Greek orthodoxos (probably via ecclesiastical Latin), from orthos "straight or right" + doxa "opinion"

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Wiktionary:

orthodox

Origin: Late Latin orthodoxus, from Ancient Greek ὀρθόδοξος (orthodoxos), from ὀρθός (orthos, "straight") + δόξα (doxa, "opinion").

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Collins Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Church Latin from Greek orthodoxos, from orthos correct + doxa belief

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Merriam-Webster:

orthodox [entry 1, adjective] | Orthodox [sense-specific]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English orthodoxe, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French orthodoxe, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Late Greek ... (21 of 27 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

orthodox | orthodoxes [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: French orthodoxe and late Latin from Greek orthodoxos "having the correct opinion" from doxa "opinion"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

orthodox | Orthodox

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Cambridge Dictionary:

orthodox

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

orthodox

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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the Free Dictionary:

orthodox

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Google Dictionary:

orthodox

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

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YourDictionary Audio:

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