- 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 mormons
Official teachings and histories were pretty much all that was available to most Mormons.God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…
November 16, 2014
In the process, 25-year-old Hayward has become a transgender poster child, at least to Mormons.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank
October 22, 2014
There are more female Mormons (53 percent) than men (47 percent) in the country.A Mormon St. Peter’s in Rome
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 28, 2014
Mormons sip from cups of water, Catholics from chalices of wine.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?
August 10, 2014
Despite threatened—and real—excommunications, reform Mormons are openly questioning church doctrine.Mormon Reformers Behind the ‘Zion Curtain’ Refuse to Be Silenced
August 3, 2014
The Mormons represent this organization in the highest degree.The Farmer and His Community
By what power do the Mormons perpetuate their system of polygamy?
The Mormons looked to the Morgans for safety; the Morgans to themselves.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
Another believes in having as many wives as they can support—the Mormons.As A Chinaman Saw Us
The entire settlement had a thrifty air, as is the case with the Mormons.A Canyon Voyage
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
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
- 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
Word Origin and History for mormons
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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; a religion that originated in the United States in the nineteenth century, with teachings based on the Bible (see also Bible) and the Book of Mormon. In Mormon belief, the Book of Mormon was revealed to the founder of the church, Joseph Smith, in the early nineteenth century. When the beliefs of the Mormons brought them into conflict with some of their neighbors, they moved to western territories under the leadership of Brigham Young.