Definition of Superstition

Superstition n. means: The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

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Superstition n. means: The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

Meaning of Superstition

Superstition (n.) means: The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

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Superstitious (a.): Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.

Superstitious (a.): Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.

Superstitionist (n.): One addicted to superstition.

Superstition (n.): Excessive nicety; scrupulous exactness.

Superstition (n.): An excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious.

Fetishism (n.): Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

Superstition (n.): Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in magic, omens, prognostics, or the like.

Deathbird (n.): Tengmalm's or Richardson's owl (Nyctale Tengmalmi); -- so called from a superstition of the North American Indians that its note presages death.

Superstition (n.): The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

Voodooism (n.): A degraded form of superstition and sorcery, said to include human sacrifices and cannibalism in some of its rites. It is prevalent among the negroes of Hayti, and to some extent in the United States, and is regarded as a relic of African barbarism.

Vampire (n.): A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730.

Superstition (n.): An ignorant or irrational worship of the Supreme Deity; excessive exactness or rigor in religious opinions or practice; extreme and unnecessary scruples in the observance of religious rites not commanded, or of points of minor importance; also, a rite or practice proceeding from excess of sculptures in religion.

Emancipation (n.): The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of being thus set free; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from tyranny or subjection.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Superstition

Meaning of Whistle Up a Wind

Whistle Up a Wind means: A naval superstition is that whistling will cause wind to increase.

Meaning of Clinking Glasses

Clinking Glasses means: Toasting by clinking glasses is frowned upon as a naval superstition says that a when a glass rings it tolls the death of a sailor. However, if you stop the ring the devil will take two soldiers instead.

Meaning of Whistling for Wind

Whistling for Wind means: “You can whistle for it” originated from a superstition that, if a sailing ship was becalmed, a wind could be raised by whistling. However, whistling when under way in a good breeze was frowned upon because of the chance that the wind would increase to a storm.

Meaning of Whistling

Whistling means: Whistling in a warship has always been strongly discouraged and as late as 1910 was a punishable offence in Training Establishments. The reason is fairly obvious - in the old days not only were all orders passed by means of a bosun's pipe (or whistle) and so whistling could lead to confusion, but also was a superstition that whistling brought wind which was not always welcome. Even nowadays, when becalmed in a sailing boat, an old sailor will stick his knife in the mast and whistle "for the wind". There was one occasion when whistling was allowed, even encouraged: custom ruled that a cook of the mess should whistle when stoning raisins or prunes when preparing a pudding, etc., to show that he was not eating them, but with the disappearance of cooks-of-the-mess, this too has lapsed.

Meaning of Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman means: (1) According to folklore, is a ghost ship that can never go home, doomed to sail the oceans forever. The Flying Dutchman is usually spotted from afar, sometimes glowing with ghostly light. It is said that if hailed by another ship, its crew will try to send messages to land or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom. (2) Flying Dutchman One superstition has it that any mariner who sees the ghost ship called the Flying Dutchman will die within the day. The tale of the Flying Dutchman trying to round the Cape of Good Hope against strong winds and never succeeding, then trying to make Cape Horn and failing there too, has been the most famous of maritime ghost stories for more 300 years. The cursed spectral ship sailing back and forth on its endless voyage, its ancient white-hair crew crying for help while hauling at her sail, inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write his classic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," to name but one famous literary work. The real Flying Dutchman is supposed to have set sail in 1660.

Meaning of Superstitious

Superstitious means: Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.

Meaning of Superstitious

Superstitious means: Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.

Meaning of Superstitionist

Superstitionist means: One addicted to superstition.

Meaning of Superstition

Superstition means: Excessive nicety; scrupulous exactness.

Meaning of Superstition

Superstition means: An excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious.

Meaning of Fetishism

Fetishism means: Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

Meaning of Superstition

Superstition means: Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in magic, omens, prognostics, or the like.

Meaning of Deathbird

Deathbird means: Tengmalm's or Richardson's owl (Nyctale Tengmalmi); -- so called from a superstition of the North American Indians that its note presages death.

Meaning of Superstition

Superstition means: The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

Meaning of Voodooism

Voodooism means: A degraded form of superstition and sorcery, said to include human sacrifices and cannibalism in some of its rites. It is prevalent among the negroes of Hayti, and to some extent in the United States, and is regarded as a relic of African barbarism.

Meaning of Vampire

Vampire means: A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730.

Meaning of Superstition

Superstition means: An ignorant or irrational worship of the Supreme Deity; excessive exactness or rigor in religious opinions or practice; extreme and unnecessary scruples in the observance of religious rites not commanded, or of points of minor importance; also, a rite or practice proceeding from excess of sculptures in religion.

Meaning of Emancipation

Emancipation means: The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of being thus set free; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from tyranny or subjection.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Barrator

Barrator means: One guilty of barratry.

Meaning of Fencing

Fencing means: /); p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fence

Meaning of Macrodiagonal

Macrodiagonal means: The longer of two diagonals, as of a rhombic prism. See Crystallization.

Meaning of Pyrope

Pyrope means: A variety of garnet, of a poppy or blood-red color, frequently with a tinge of orange. It is used as a gem. See the Note under Garnet.

Meaning of Writ

Writ means: An instrument in writing, under seal, in an epistolary form, issued from the proper authority, commanding the performance or nonperformance of some act by the person to whom it is directed; as, a writ of entry, of error, of execution, of injunction, of mandamus, of return, of summons, and the like.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of Gubbins

Gubbins means: Fart

Meaning of Worm-Fence

Worm-Fence means: A rail fence laid up in a zig-zag manner.

Meaning of Flue Faker

Flue Faker means:   Chimney sweep

Meaning of eat one's heart out

eat one's heart out means: To gnaw at, disturb, vex. I have a problem that is really eating (at) me.

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