Mormon

Mormon

[mawr-muhn]

Mormonism, noun
non-Mormon, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged

Book of Mormon

noun
a sacred book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believed by members of the church to be an abridgment by a prophet (Mormon) of a record of certain ancient peoples in America, written on golden plates, and discovered and translated (1827–30) by Joseph Smith.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To mormon
Collins
World English Dictionary
Book of Mormon
 
n
a sacred book of the Mormon Church, believed by Mormons to be a history of certain ancient peoples in America, written on golden tablets (now lost) and revealed by the prophet Mormon to Joseph Smith

Mormon (ˈmɔːmən)
 
n
1.  a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
2.  a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon
 
adj
3.  of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
 
'Mormonism
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Mormon
1830, coined by religion founder Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in Seneca County, N.Y., in allusion to Mormon, supposed prophet and author of "The Book of Mormon," explained by Smith as meaning more mon, from Eng. more + Egyptian mon "good."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;