Word:

Secular

Sec´u`lar
a.1.Coming or observed once in an age or a century.
The secular year was kept but once a century.
- Addison.
2.Pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe.
3.Of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.
4.(Eccl.) Not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest.
5.Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.
I speak of folk in secular estate.
- Chaucer.
Secular equation
(Astron.) the algebraic or numerical expression of the magnitude of the inequalities in a planet's motion that remain after the inequalities of a short period have been allowed for.
Secular games
(Rom. Antiq.) games celebrated, at long but irregular intervals, for three days and nights, with sacrifices, theatrical shows, combats, sports, and the like.
Secular music
any music or songs not adapted to sacred uses.
Secular hymn
a hymn or poem composed for the secular games, or sung or rehearsed at those games.
n.1.(Eccl.) A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.
2.(Eccl.) A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.
3.A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.
Adj.1.secular - concerning those not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"; "the choir sings both sacred and secular music"
Synonyms: laic, lay
Philistine, annual, biannual, biennial, bimonthly, biweekly, bodily, brother, carnal, carnal-minded, catamenial, catechumen, centenary, centennial, centesimal, centigrado, centuple, centuplicate, centurial, church member, churchman, churchwoman, civil, communicant, congregational, corporal, corporeal, daily, decennial, diurnal, down-to-earth, earthly, earthy, fleshly, fortnightly, hardheaded, hebdomadal, hourly, hundredfold, hundredth, hylic, laical, lay, lay brother, lay sister, layman, laywoman, material, materialistic, materiate, matter-of-fact, menstrual, momentary, momently, monthly, nonclerical, nonecclesiastical, nonministerial, nonordained, nonpastoral, nonreligious, nonsacred, nonspiritual, parishioner, physical, popular, positivistic, practical, practical-minded, pragmatic, quarterly, quotidian, rational, realist, realistic, reasonable, reprobate, sane, scientific, scientistic, secularist, secularistic, semestral, semiannual, semimonthly, semiweekly, semiyearly, sensible, sister, sober-minded, somatic, sound, sound-thinking, state, straight-thinking, substantial, terrestrial, tertian, triennial, unblessed, unhallowed, unholy, unideal, unidealistic, unregenerate, unromantic, unsacred, unsanctified, unsentimental, unspiritual, weekly, yearly
Translate Secular to Spanish, Translate Secular to German, Translate Secular to French
Browse
Sectionally
sectioned
Sectionize
Sectism
Sectist
Sectiuncle
Sector
sector interleave
sector interleaving
sector map
sector mapping
Sector of a sphere
Sectoral
Sectores
Sectorial
Sectral
-- Secular --
Secular canon
Secular canoness
Secular equation
secular games
secular humanism
Secular hymn
Secular music
secularisation
secularise
secularised
Secularism
Secularist
Secularity
Secularization
Secularize
secularized
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home