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Definition of "pagan" []

  • One who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew, especially an adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity. (noun)
  • A Neo-Pagan. (noun)
  • Offensive One who has no religion. (noun)
  • Offensive A non-Christian. (noun)
  • A hedonist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pagan" in a sentence
  • "The word pagan comes from the Latin word paganus, meaning “country dweller,” or peasant."
  • "Linguistically, the word pagan derives from the Latin word "paganus", which means "a villager", or a "country dweller"."
  • "Mr. Caldigate should be what he called a pagan had been represented by Mr. Bromley to his friends as a great misfortune, and especially"