Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “redemption”

redemption

noun uk   /rɪˈdemp.ʃən/ us  

redemption noun (IMPROVEMENT)

be beyond/past redemption to be too bad to be improved or saved by anyone

redemption noun (IN RELIGION)

[U] (especially in Christianity) an occasion when someone is saved from evil, suffering, etc.

redemption noun (EXCHANGE)

[C or U] the act of exchanging bonds, shares, etc. for money: The bonds will be redeemed at 100% of their principal amount, plus interest to the redemption date.
redemptive
adjective uk   /-tɪv/ formal us  
(especially in Christianity) giving someone redemption
(Definition of redemption from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of redemption?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “redemption” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More