- the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- See under Book of Mormon.
Book of Mormon
- a sacred book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believed by members of the church to be an abridgment by a prophet (Mormon) of a record of certain ancient peoples in America, written on golden plates, and discovered and translated (1827–30) by Joseph Smith.
Examples from the Web for mormon
Marriott, with its deep history in the Mormon faith, portrays itself as a deeply ethical institution.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
December 31, 2014
Utah, USA Brigham Young was definitely onto something when he sought to build his Mormon “Zion” in the rugged hinterland of Utah.Why Your Next Vacation Will Be in Turkmenistan
December 13, 2014
Jessen was named a Mormon bishop, but the appointment was met with vocal protests.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Official Mormon histories about Joseph Smith may have been misleading.
In short, Mormon leaders are confronting a crisis of faith—and a crisis of authority.
Mormon Agent (not looking about, but looking steadily at Uncommercial).The Uncommercial Traveller
An old Mormon who established a record for wearing wedding clothes.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
So thought the old Mormon, you remember, who used it as an argument for his creed.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
I'd begun to believe in the Mormon's curse, an' to let things slide.Murder Point
Even with the increased cost of matrimony, it was enough for a Mormon, for a tribe of them.The Paliser case
- a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
- a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon
- of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Book of Mormon
- a sacred book of the Mormon Church, believed by Mormons to be a history of certain ancient peoples in America, written on golden tablets (now lost) and revealed by the prophet Mormon to Joseph Smith
Word Origin and History for mormon
1830, coined by religion founder Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in Seneca County, N.Y., from Mormon, supposed prophet and author of "The Book of Mormon," explained by Smith as meaning more mon, from English more + Egyptian mon "good." As an adjective by 1842. Related: Mormonism.