Meaning of “Buddhist” in the English Dictionary

"Buddhist" in British English

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Buddhistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊd.ɪst/ us /ˈbʊd.ɪst/
adjective uk us


  • Ask the librarian if they have any information on Buddhist festivals.
  • He decided to join a Buddhist meditation group in town.
  • The monastery was occupied by Buddhist monks until last century.
  • The Four Noble Truths are essential to Buddhist teaching.
  • The country of Thailand is predominantly Buddhist.

a Buddhist temple

(Definition of “Buddhist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Buddhist" in American English

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Buddhistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbu·dɪst, ˈbʊd-/

Buddhistadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈbud·əst, ˈbʊd-/

having to do with Buddhists or Buddhism:

Buddhist monasteries

(Definition of “Buddhist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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