[hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed]
- a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal Shem-Tov and characterized by its emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy.Compare Mitnagged.
- an Assidean.
Origin of Hasid
From the Hebrew word ḥāsīd pious (person)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hasid
He preached that the first duty of the Hasid consists in reverence for the Tzaddik.
Ecstasy in prayer and fantastic merriment on days of religious rejoicing, raised a Hasid to a hero among his kind.The Promised Land