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pagan

PA'GAN, n. [L. paganus, a peasant or countryman, from pagus, a village.] A heathen; a Gentile; an idolater; one who worships false gods. This word was originally applied to the inhabitants of the country, who on the first propagation of the christian religion adhered to the worship of false gods, or refused to receive christianity, after it had been received by the inhabitants of the cities. In like manner, heather signifies an inhabitant of the heath or woods, and caffer, in Arabic, signifies the inhabitant of a hut or cottage, and one that does not receive the religion of Mohammed. Pagan is used to distinguish one from a Christian and a Mohammedan.

PA'GAN, a. Heathen; heathenish; Gentile; noting a person who worships false gods.

1. Pertaining to the worship of false gods.

paganism

PA'GANISM, n. Heathenism; the worship of false gods, or the system of religious opinions and worship maintained by pagans.

Men instructed from their infancy in the principles and duties of christianity, never sink to the degradation of paganism.

paganize

PA'GANIZE, v.t. To render heathenish; to convert to heathenism.

PA'GANIZE, v.i. To behave like pagans.


paganized

PA'GANIZED, pp. Rendered heathenish.


paganizing

PA'GANIZING, ppr. Rendering heathenish; behaving like pagans; adopting heathen principles and practice.


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return

RETURN, v.i. [L. torno.]

1. To come or go back to the same place. The gentleman goes from the country to London and returns, or the citizen of London rides into the country and returns. The blood propelled from the heart, passes through the arteries to the extremities of the body, and returns through the veins. Some servants are good to go on errands, but not good to return.

2. To come to the same state; as, to return from bondage to a state of freedom.

3. To answer.

He said, and thus the queen of heaven return'd.

4. To come again; to revisit.

Thou to mankind be good and friendly still, and oft return.

5. To appear or begin again after a periodical revolution.

With the year seasons return, but not to me returns day -

6. To show fresh signs of mercy.

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul. Ps. 6.

To return to God, to return from wickedness, to repent of sin or wandering from duty.

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creating

CREATING, ppr. Forming from nothing; originating; producing; giving a new character; constituting new beings from matter by shaping, organizing and investing with new properties; forming anew.

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No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


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