Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Religionism noun
1. The practice of, or devotion to, religion.

2. Affectation or pretense of religion.

Religionist noun One earnestly devoted or attached to a religion; a religious zealot.

The chief actors on one side were, and were to be, the Puritan religionists .
Palfrey.

It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodo... religionists , was to be scourged out of the town.
Hawthorne.

Religionize transitive verb To bring under the influence of religion. [ R.] Mallock.

Religionless adjective Destitute of religion.

Religiosity noun [ Latin religiositas : confer French religiosit... .] The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness. [ R.] M. Arnold.

Religious adjective [ Old French religius , religious , French religieux , from Latin religiosus . See Religion .]
1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.

Our law forbids at their religious rites
My presence.
Milton.

2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.

Men whose lives
Religious titled them the sons of God.
Mlton

3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.

Thus, Indianlike,
Religious in my error, I adore
The sun, that looks upon his worshiper.
Shak.

4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.

One of them is religious .
Chaucer.

Syn. -- Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.

Religious noun A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun. Addison.

Religiously adverb In a religious manner. Drayton.

Religiousness noun The quality of being religious.

Relik noun Relic. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Relinquent adjective [ Latin relinquens , present participle of relinqquere . See Relinquish .] Relinquishing. [ R.]

Relinquent noun One who relinquishes. [ R.]

Relinquish transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Relinquished (-kw?sht); present participle & verbal noun Relinquishing .] [ Old French relinquir , Latin relinquere to leave behind; prefix re- re + linquere to leave. See Loan , and confer Relic , Relict .]


1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.

We ought to relinquish such rites.
Hooker.

They placed Irish tenants upon the lands relinquished by the English.
Sir J. Davies.

2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt.

Syn. -- To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert; renounce; forb...ar; forego. See Resign .

Relinquisher noun One who relinquishes.

Relinquishment (-m e nt) noun The act of relinquishing.

Reliquary noun ; plural -ries (-rĭz). [ Late Latin reliquiarium , reliquiare : confer French reliquaire . See Relic .] A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.

Relique noun [ French] See Relic . Chaucer.

Reliquian adjective Of or pertaining to a relic or relics; of the nature of a relic. [ R.]

Reliquidate transitive verb To liquidate anew; to adjust a second time.

Reliquidation noun A second or renewed liquidation; a renewed adjustment. A. Hamilton.

Reliquiæ noun plural [ Latin See Relic .]


1. Remains of the dead; organic remains; relics.

2. (Botany) Same as Induviæ .

Relish transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Relished (-...sht); present participle & verbal noun Relishing .] [ Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; prefix re- re-+ lechier to lick, French l...cher . See Lecher , Lick .]
1. To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from; as, to relish food.

Now I begin to relish thy advice.
Shak.

He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys.
Atterbury.

2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.

A savory bit that served to relish wine.
Dryden.

Relish intransitive verb To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.

Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits.
Shak.

A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature.
Woodward.

Relish noun
1. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.

Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained
From this delightful fruit, nor known till now
True relish , tasting.
Milton.

When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish .
Addison.

2. Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.

It preserve some relish of old writing.
Pope.

3. A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.

A relish for whatever was excelent in arts.
Macaulay.

I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be j...dicious.
Cowper.

4. That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.

Syn. -- Taste; savor; flavor; appetite; zest; gusto; liking; delight.

Relish noun (Carp.) The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece. Knight.

Relishable adjective Capable of being relished; agreeable to the taste; gratifying.

Relive intransitive verb To live again; to revive.

Relive transitive verb To recall to life; to revive. [ Obsolete]

Reload transitive verb To load again, as a gun.

Reloan noun A second lending of the same thing; a renewal of a loan.

Relocate transitive verb To locate again.

Relocation noun
1. A second location.

2. (Roman & Scots Law) Renewal of a lease.

Relodge transitive verb To lodge again.

Relove transitive verb To love in return. [ Obsolete] Boyle.

Relucent adjective [ Latin relucens , present participle relucere . See Lucent .] Reflecting light; shining; glittering; glistening; bright; luminous; splendid.

Gorgeous banners to the sun expand
Their streaming volumes of relucent gold.
Glover.

Reluct intransitive verb [ Latin reluctari , past participle reluctatus , to struggle; prefix re- re- + luctari to struggle, from lucia a wresting.] To strive or struggle against anything; to make resistance; to draw back; to feel or show repugnance or reluctance.

Apt to reluct at the excesses of it [ passion].
Walton.

Reluctance (r?-l?k"t a ns), Re*luc"tan*cy (-t a n-s?) noun [ See Reluctant .] The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; -- often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against . "Tempering the severity of his looks with a reluctance to the action." Dryden.

He had some reluctance to obey the summons.
Sir W. Scott.

Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy
Her helpless innocence I doom to die.
Dryden.

Syn. See Dislike .

Reluctance noun (Electricity) Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux.

Reluctant (-t a nt) adjective [ Latin reluctans , -antis , present participle of reluctari . See Reluct .]
1. Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth.

Reluctant , but in vain.
Milton.

Reluctant now I touched the trembling string.
Tickell.

2. Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience. Mitford.

Syn. -- Averse; unwilling; loth; disinclined; repugnant; backward; coy. See Averse .

Reluctantly adverb In a reluctant manner.

Reluctate intransitive verb [ See Reluct .] To struggle against anything; to resist; to oppose. [ Obsolete] "To delude their reluctating consciences." Dr. H. More.

Reluctation noun Repugnance; resistance; reluctance. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Reluctivity noun (Electricity) Specific reluctance.

Relume transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Relumed (-l?md"); present participle & verbal noun Reluming .] [ Old French relumer (cf. French rallumer ), Latin reluminare ; prefix re- re- + luminare to light. Confer Reillume .] To rekindle; to light again.

Relumed her ancient light, not kindled new.
Pope.

I know not where is that Promethean heat
That can thy light relume .
Shak.

Relumine transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Relumined (-m?nd); present participle & verbal noun Relumining .] [ See Relume .]
1. To light anew; to rekindle. Shak.

2. To illuminate again.

Rely intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Relied (-l?d"); present participle & verbal noun Relying .] [ Prefix re- + lie to rest.] To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend; -- with on , formerly also with in .

Go in thy native innocence; rely
On what thou hast of virtue.
Milton.

On some fond breast the parting soul relies .
Gray.

Syn. -- To trust; depend; confide; repose.

Remade (r?-m?d"), imperfect & past participle of Remake .

Remain intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Remained (-m?nd"); present participle & verbal noun Remaining .] [ Old French remaindre , remanoir , Latin remanere ; prefix re- re- + manere to stay, remain. See Mansion , and confer Remainder , Remnant .]


1. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.

Gather up the fragments that remain .
John vi. 12.

Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
1 Cor. xv. 6.

That . . . remains to be proved.
Locke.

2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.

Remain a widow at thy father's house.
Gen. xxxviii. 11.

Childless thou art; childless remain .
Milton.

Syn. -- To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell; abide; last; endure.

Remain transitive verb To await; to be left to. [ Archaic]

The easier conquest now remains thee.
Milton.

Remain noun
1. State of remaining; stay. [ Obsolete]

Which often, since my here remain in England,
I 've seen him do.
Shak.

2. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural. "The remains of old Rome." Addison.

When this remain of horror has entirely subsided.
Burke.

3. Specif., in the plural: (a) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.

Old warriors whose adored remains
In weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains!
Pope.

(b) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Remains .