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TRANSFIGURATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Transfiguration mean? 

TRANSFIGURATION (noun)
  The noun TRANSFIGURATION has 4 senses:

1. (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
2. (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus
3. a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
4. the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify

  Familiarity information: TRANSFIGURATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSFIGURATION (noun)


Sense 1Transfiguration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

August 6; Transfiguration; Transfiguration Day

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

Christian holy day (a religious holiday for Christians)

Domain category:

Christian religion; Christianity (a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior)


Sense 2Transfiguration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

Transfiguration of Jesus; Transfiguration

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

miracle (a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of God)

Domain category:

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


Sense 3transfiguration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

metamorphosis; transfiguration

Context example:

the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting

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

alteration; revision (the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification))


Sense 4transfiguration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

transformation; translation (the act of changing in form or shape or appearance)


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