Mormon

[ mawr-muh n ]
/ ˈmɔr mən /
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noun

the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
See under Book of Mormon.
Related formsMor·mon·ism, nounnon-Mor·mon, noun, adjective

Definition for mormon (2 of 2)

Book of Mormon


noun

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for mormon (1 of 2)

Mormon

/ (ˈmɔːmən) /

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Derived FormsMormonism, noun

British Dictionary definitions for mormon (2 of 2)

Book of Mormon


noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mormon

Mormon


n.

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.

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