Definition for mormons (2 of 2)
Book of Mormon
Examples from the Web for mormons
Official teachings and histories were pretty much all that was available to most Mormons.
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|Emily Shire|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are more female Mormons (53 percent) than men (47 percent) in the country.
Mormons sip from cups of water, Catholics from chalices of wine.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?|Michael Schulson|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite threatened—and real—excommunications, reform Mormons are openly questioning church doctrine.Mormon Reformers Behind the ‘Zion Curtain’ Refuse to Be Silenced|Kurt Opprecht|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One-tenth of all the annual earnings of all the Mormons in the world flows to him.Defense of the Faith and the Saints (Volume 1 of 2)|B. H. Roberts
He had been presiding over a proceeding that had something to do with the Mormons, in which he favored them.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
He must thenceforth feed Mormons, or guide government officers in their explorations.The Way to the West|Emerson Hough
In the course of the afternoon, a mother appeared from shore, in search of her daughter, ‘who had run away with the Mormons.’The Uncommercial Traveller|Charles Dickens
The Mormons followed this national road when they trekked to the valley of Salt Lake in 1847––a dolorous path to many.Trail Tales|James David Gillilan
British Dictionary definitions for mormons (1 of 2)
Book of Mormon
British Dictionary definitions for mormons (2 of 2)
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.
Culture definitions for mormons
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.