Mormon

[mawr-muh n]
Related formsMor·mon·ism, nounnon-Mor·mon, noun, adjective

Book of Mormon

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of mormon

  • Mormon Agent (not looking about, but looking steadily at Uncommercial).

  • An old Mormon who established a record for wearing wedding clothes.

  • So thought the old Mormon, you remember, who used it as an argument for his creed.

  • I'd begun to believe in the Mormon's curse, an' to let things slide.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Even with the increased cost of matrimony, it was enough for a Mormon, for a tribe of them.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus


British Dictionary definitions for mormon

Mormon

noun
  1. a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 at La Fayette, New York, by Joseph Smith
  2. a prophet whose supposed revelations were recorded by Joseph Smith in the Book of Mormon
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Mormons, their Church, or their beliefs
Derived FormsMormonism, noun

Book of Mormon

noun
  1. 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
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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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