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SHINTO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Shinto mean? 

SHINTO (noun)
  The noun SHINTO has 2 senses:

1. the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
2. the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors

  Familiarity information: SHINTO used as a noun is rare.


SHINTO (adjective)
  The adjective SHINTO has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of Shintoism

  Familiarity information: SHINTO used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHINTO (noun)


Sense 1Shinto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

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

faith; organized religion; religion (an institution to express belief in a divine power)

Meronyms (members of "Shinto"):

Kokka; Kokka Shinto (the branch of Shinto recognized as the official state religion of Japan)

Shua; Shuha Shinto (any branch of Shinto other than Kokka)

Shintoist (a believer in Shintoism)


Sense 2Shinto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

Shintoism; Shinto

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

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)


SHINTO (adjective)


Sense 1Shinto [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of Shintoism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Shinto; Shintoist; Shintoistic

Context example:

Shinto temples

Pertainym:

Shintoism (the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors)


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