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cult

noun uk   /kʌlt/ us  

cult noun (RELIGION)

[C] a religious group, often living together, whose beliefs are considered extreme or strange by many people: Their son ran away from home and joined a religious cult. [C] a particular system of religious belief: the Hindu cult of Shiva

cult noun (POPULARITY)

[S] someone or something that has become very popular with a particular group of people: the cult of celebrity

cult

adjective [before noun] uk   /kʌlt/ us  
liked very much by a particular group of people: The singer had a cult following in the 1970s. a cult figure/movie
Translations of “cult”
in Spanish culto…
in French culte…
in German der Kult…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宗教, 邪教, 異教…
in Russian кумир, культ…
in Turkish moda, tutku, heves…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宗教, 邪教, 异教…
in Polish kult…
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