pagan Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “pagan” in the English Dictionary

"pagan" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.ɡən/
belonging or ​relating to a ​religion that ​worships many ​gods, ​especially one that ​existed before the ​mainworldreligions: a pagan ​religion The ​Easteregg has both pagan and ​Christianorigins. relating to ​religiousbeliefs that do not ​belong to any of the ​mainreligions of the ​world: a pagan ​festival

pagannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.ɡən/
a ​person who has pagan ​beliefs humorous a ​person who has no ​religiousbeliefs
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
(Definition of pagan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pagan" in American English

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 us   /ˈpeɪ·ɡən/
belonging to or used in a ​religion that ​worships many ​gods: Those ​altars were used in pagan ​worship.
(Definition of pagan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pagan”
in Spanish pagano…
in Vietnamese ngoại giáo…
in Malaysian jahiliah, pagan…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับคนนอกศาสนา…
in French païen…
in German heidnisch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 异教派的, 异教的,非正统的…
in Turkish putperest…
in Russian языческий…
in Indonesian menyembah berhala…
in Chinese (Traditional) 異教的, 異教的,非正統的…
in Polish pogański…
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