Religious : adj. and the name of (word from latin religious "scrupulous" and "pious", family of religio : religion).
The word religious has many meanings:
I) Adjective: Relating to religion.
1. Which concerns the relationship between the human being and a supernatural power; which presents the reserved (sacred) and obligatory character of a religion.
The religious phenomenon: religion, religions.
Religious buildings: church, mosque, sanctuary, synagogue, temple.
Ceremonies, religious festivals. Marriage, religious burial.
Religious Institutions. Religious school (confessional, free).
Religious art; religious (sacred) music.
Religious persecution, in the name of a religion or against it.
Religious propaganda (mission).
Ideas, religious opinions (myth, dogma, theology.
Religious feelings (religiosity).
Religious traditionalism (fundamentalism).
Religious indifference (agnosticism, atheism).
2. Persons or things: Devoted to religion, to God, by vows.
The religious state. Religious life (claustral, conventual, monastic).
Communities, religious congregations; religious orders.
By extension: Religious Habits. Religious rule (observance).
Religious vows: chastity, obedience, poverty.
3. People: Whoever believes in a religion, practices a religion (believer, pious).
A religious spirit.
4. Things (figurative sense): Having the characteristics of religious sentiment or behavior.
A religious silence, respectful and attentive.
5. Praying mantis: insect predator ofWestern Europe and D'America (dictyoptera) which se holds still, as if in prayer, before abruptly seizing his hold.
A. Person: Person who has taken vows in a religion.
Nuns and postulants (nun).
To become religious: to enter orders, in religion, to take the veil, the habit (professed).
A defrocked religious, relieved of his vows.
Solitary religious (anchorite, hermit), living in community (cenobite).
Religious belonging to an order (monk, regular), a congregation.
Cloistered religious. The monks can be clerks (regular clergy), or remain in the lay state (converse, lay).
Names, titles designating religious (brother, father; dom, reverend), nuns (mother, sister).
Religious communities (abbey, congregation, convent, monastery, order).
By extension (in other religions): Buddhist monks (bonze), lamaists (lama), Muslims (dervish, marabout).
B. Masculine name: that which relates to religion, to the religious phenomenon.
III) Feminine noun: a religious : Pastry made of choux pastry stuffed de custard, having the forms by looking boule resting on a plus large, with garnish de butter cream.
Religious au coffee in chocolate, vanilla.
En Switzerland, religious is the remainder crisp de cheese who stays attached au background du fondue pot once the fondue Ate.
Opposites of religious: worldly, profane; civil, secular, agnostic, non-religious, atheist, irreligious.