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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Beatitude mean? 

  The noun BEATITUDE has 2 senses:

1. a state of supreme happiness
2. one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with 'beatus' (blessed)

  Familiarity information: BEATITUDE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1beatitude [BACK TO TOP]


A state of supreme happiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


beatification; beatitude; blessedness

Hypernyms ("beatitude" is a kind of...):

felicity; happiness (state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beatitude"):

enlightenment; Nirvana ((Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness)

Sense 2Beatitude [BACK TO TOP]


One of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with 'beatus' (blessed)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

her favorite Beatitude is 'Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'

Hypernyms ("Beatitude" is a kind of...):

expression; locution; saying (a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations)

Holonyms ("Beatitude" is a part of...):

Sermon on the Mount (the first major discourse delivered by Jesus (Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6:20-49))

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