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gospel at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


gospel at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. godspel "good news," from god "good" + spel "story, message," translation of L. bona adnuntiatio, itself a translation of Gk. euangelion "reward for bringing good news." First element of the O.E. word had a long "o," but it shifted under mistaken assoc. with God. Gospel-gossip was Addison's word ("Spectator," 1711) for "one who is always talking of sermons, texts, etc." ///

gospel at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Language: Old English; Origin: godspel, from god 'good' + spell 'story, news']//
1 Gospel [C] one of the four books in the Bible about Christ's life: -- the Gospel according to St Luke//
2 also Gospel: [singular] the life of Christ and the ideas that he taught// preach/spread the gospel (=tell people about it) // --Missionaries were sent to preach the Gospel.// --gospel stories//
3 [C usually singular] a set of ideas that someone believes in very strongly and tries to persuade other people to accept: spread/preach the gospel // --spreading the gospel of science//
4 also gospel truth : [U] something that is completely true// --Don't take everything she says as gospel (=don't believe everything she says) .//
5 also gospel music : [U] a type of Christian music in which religious songs are sung very loudly// --a gospel choir//

gospel at German => English Of Explained:


Gospel at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of the four New Testament books narrating the life and death of Jesus. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are placed at the beginning of the New Testament and make up about half its total text. The first three are often called the Synoptic Gospels, because they give similar accounts of the ministry of Jesus, often in identical language.

Gospel at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "Gospel":
Acts, Agnus Dei, Alleluia, Anamnesis, Apocalypse, Biblical,
Blessing, Canon, Collect, Communion, Consecration, Credo,
Dismissal, Epistle, Epistles, Fraction, Glad Tidings, Gloria,
Good News, Gradual, Introit, Kyrie, Kyrie Eleison, Last Gospel,
Lavabo, Mosaic, New Testament, New-Testament, Offertory,
Old-Testament, Paternoster, Pax, Post-Communion, Preface,
Revelation, Sanctus, Secreta, Synoptic Gospels, Tersanctus, Tract,
apocalyptic, apostolic, canonical, evangelic, evangelistic, gospel,
inspired, prophetic, revealed, revelational, scriptural, textual,
textuary, theopneustic

gospel at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "gospel":
Bible truth, Biblical, Gospel, Mosaic, Negro spiritual,
New-Testament, Old-Testament, Weltanschauung, anthem, apocalyptic,
apostolic, articles of religion, bad news, canonical, cantata,
canticle, catechism, certainty, chorale, church music, credenda,
credo, creed, cult, dinkum oil, doctrinal statement, doxology,
evangel, evangelic, evangelistic, fact, faith, formulated belief,
glad tidings, good news, good word, gospel music, gospel truth,
how it is, how things are, hymn, hymn-tune, hymnody, hymnology,
ideology, inspired, introit, ism, like it is, mass, motet,
offertory, offertory sentence, oratorio, paean, passion,
political faith, political philosophy, prophetic, prosodion, psalm,
psalmody, recessional, religion, requiem, requiem mass, revealed,
revealed truth, revelational, sacred music, school, scriptural,
spiritual, system of belief, textual, textuary, the absolute truth,
the case, the exact truth, the hard truth, the honest truth,
the intrinsic truth, the naked truth, the plain truth,
the simple truth, the sober truth, the stern truth, the truth,
the unalloyed truth, the unqualified truth, the unvarnished truth,
theopneustic, truism, truth, veracity, white spiritual,
world view

Gospel at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Holy writings): Bible, Holy Scriptures, the Good Book, Gospel, Old Testament, New Testament, Koran, Talmud.

gospel at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Truth): fact, reality, existence, principle, axiom, truth, verity, gospel, orthodoxy, authenticity, veracity, correctness, accuracy, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision.

Gospel at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

idental, adventitious, extrinsic.[V] (Environment): lie around, surround, beset, compass, encompass, environ, inclose , enclose , encircle, embrace, circumvent, gird, belt, begird, skirt, circumscribe.

[V] (Turning): turn, bend, wheel, go about, go around, circumnavigate, circumambulate, circumvent, wind, circulate, twirl, twist, convolute, make a detour.[N] (Cunning): cunning, craft, craftiness, subtlety, artifice, maneuvering, circumvention, chicanery, concealment, guile, duplicity, politics, Machiavelism, machination, plot, plan, maneuver, stratagem, Trojan horse.[N] (Convolution): winding, convolution, involution, circumvolution, wave, undulation, tortuosity, sinuosity, meandering, circuit, twist, twirl, winding, torsion, reticulation, coil, roll, curl, buckle, spiral, helix, corkscrew, worm, volute, rundle, tendril, scallop, knot.

[N] (Rotation): rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, circulation, roll, circumvolution, pirouette, convolution, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, Maelstrom, cyclone, tornado, whirlwind, dust devil, swivel, pivot, axle.[N] (Store): reservoir, cistern, tank, pond.[N] (Lawsuit): lawsuit, suit, actio

gospel at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C] (also Gospel) one of the four books in the Bible about the life and teaching of Jesus:
the Gospel according to St John * St Mark's Gospel
2 [sing.] (also the Gospel) the life and teaching of Jesus as explained in the Bible:
preaching / spreading the gospel
3 [C, usually sing.] a set of ideas that sb believes in and tries to persuade others to accept:
He preached a gospel of military strength. * the football gospel according to Kevin
4 (also gospel truth) [U] (informal) the complete truth:
Is that gospel? * Don't take his word as gospel.
5 (also gospel music) [U] a style of religious singing popular among African Americans and other black people:
a gospel choir

Gospel at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gospel \Gos"pel\, n. [OE. gospel, godspel, AS. godspell; god God
+ spell story, tale. See {God}, and {Spell}, v.]
1. Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ,
the Kingdom of God, and salvation.

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom.
--Matt. iv.

The steadfast belief of the promises of the gospel.

Note: It is probable that gospel is from. OE. godspel, God
story, the narrative concerning God; but it was early
confused with god spell, good story, good tidings, and
was so used by the translators of the Authorized
version of Scripture. This use has been retained in
most cases in the Revised Version.

Thus the literal sense [of gospel] is the
``narrative of God,'' i. e., the life of Christ.

2. One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus
Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

3. A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a
religious service; as, the gospel for the day.

4. Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of
political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this
political gospel. --Burke.

5. Anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as,
they took his words for gospel. [Colloq.]

If any one thinks this expression hyperbolical, I
shall only ask him to read [OE]dipus, instead of
taking the traditional witticisms about Lee for
gospel. --Saintsbury.

Gospel \Gos"pel\, a.
Accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as,
gospel righteousness. --Bp. Warburton.

Gospel \Gos"pel\, v. t.
To instruct in the gospel. [Obs.] --Shak.

Gospel at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: four books in the New Testament that tell the story of
Christ's life and teachings [syn: {Gospels}, {evangel}]
2: an unquestionable truth; "his word was gospel" [syn: {gospel
3: a genre of a capella music originating with Black slaves in
the United States and featuring call and response;
influential on the development of other genres of popular
music (especially soul) [syn: {gospel singing}]
4: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are
generally accepted by that group [syn: {religious doctrine},
{church doctrine}, {creed}]
5: a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance;
"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"

gospel at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Gospel


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » gospel|lang=enm, Inter: term » gospell|lang=enm, Inter: term » godspel|lang=enm, Inter: term » godspell|lang=enm, Inter: term » goddspell|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » godspel||gospel, glad tidings; one of the four gospels|lang=ang, corresponding to Inter: compound » god|spell|t2=talk, tale, story|lit=the message of God or Christ|lang=en, believed to be an alteration of earlier Inter: recons » godspell|gōdspell|lit=good news|lang=ang, used to translate ecclesiastical Latin Inter: term » bona annuntiatio|lang=la, itself a translation of Inter: etyl » Ecclesiastical Latin Inter: term » evangelium|lang=la / Ancient Greek Inter: term » sc=polytonic|εὐαγγέλιον|tr=euangelion||evangel|lit=good news|lang=grc. Compare Inter: etyl » osx|- Inter: term » godspel|lang=osx, Inter: term » godspell||gospel|lang=osx, Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » gotspel||gospel|lang=goh, Icelandic Inter: term » guðspjall||gospel|lang=is.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of Category: w - :Gospel of Matthew|Matthew, Category: w - :Gospel of Mark|Mark, Category: w - :Gospel of Luke|Luke and Category: w - :Gospel of John|John, concerned with the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.
    1. An account of the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus, generally written during the first several centuries of the Common Era.
    2. A message expected to have positive reception or effect.
    3. Inter: context » Protestantism the teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments
    4. Inter: uncountabl » e gospel music
    5. Inter: uncountabl » e That which is absolutely authoritative Inter: gloss » definitive.


      * Inter: l » en|evangel


      Inter: trans-top » first section of New Testament

  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|ungjill|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|符類福音書|sc=Hani
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|evangelium|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|evangelie|n
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|evangelium|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|evankeliumi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|évangile|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სახარება|sc=Geor
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|בשורות|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|soiscéal|m
    • : Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|soiscél|m, Inter: tø » sga|soiscélae|n
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|evanġelju|m
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|sushtal|m
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Ewangelia|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|evangelho|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|евангелие|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=jevángelije|alt=ева́нгелие
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|soisgeul
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|evanjelium|n

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » account of the life, death, and teachings of Jesus
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|evangelium|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|evankeliumi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|évangile|f
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|इंजील|sc=Deva
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|soiscéal|m
    • : Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|soiscél|m, Inter: tø » sga|soiscélae

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|sushtal|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|ewangelia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|евангелие|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=jevángelije|alt=ева́нгелие
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|soisgeul
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|evangelium|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » message expected to have positive reception or effect
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ilosanoma

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dobra nowina {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » teaching of Divine grace
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » gospel music
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|ungjilli
    • Inter: ttbc » Arabic: Inter: Arab » إنجيل ('injīl)
    • Inter: ttbc » Basque: Inter: t- » eu|ebanjelio
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: jevanđelje {{n}}, evanđelje {{n}}
    • Inter: ttbc » Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|евангелие|tr=evángelie
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: Inter: t- » sh|evanđelje|n|alt=evànđēlje
    • Inter: ttbc » Dutch: evangelie {{n}}
    • Inter: ttbc » Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სახარება|sc=Geor (sakhareba), Inter: t- » ka|ოთხთავი|sc=Geor (otkh-tavi)
    • Inter: ttbc » German: Evangelium {{n}} (1, 2)
    • Inter: ttbc » Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|evangélium
    • Inter: ttbc » Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|guðspjall|n
    • Inter: ttbc » Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|injil
    • Inter: ttbc » Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vangelo|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » Japanese: 福音書 (ふくいんしょ, fukuinsho), ゴスペル (gosuperu)
  • Inter: ttbc » Latin: Inter: t- » la|evangelium|n
  • Inter: ttbc » Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|evangelija|f
  • Inter: ttbc » Old Norse: Inter: t- » is|guðspjall {{n}}
  • Inter: ttbc » Portuguese: evangelho {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|evanghelie|f
  • Inter: ttbc » sh:
  • : Cyrillic: јеванђеље {{n}}
  • : Roman: jevanđelje {{n}}
  • Inter: ttbc » Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|vangelij
  • Inter: ttbc » Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|evangelio
  • Inter: ttbc » Welsh: efengyl {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » gospels|gospelling|gospelled
  • Inter: obsolete » transitive To instruct in the gospel.
    1. : Inter: rfquotek » Shakespeare

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    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • Inter: music » lang=fi gospel


    Inter: fi-decl-risti » gospel|i=0

  • Italian


    Inter: etyl » en|it


    Inter: head » it|noun Inter: m » inv
  • Inter: music » lang=it gospel (style of music)

  • Translation: et » gospel
    Translation: el » gospel
    Translation: fr » gospel
    Translation: ko » gospel
    Translation: io » gospel
    Translation: id » gospel
    Translation: sw » gospel
    Translation: hu » gospel
    Translation: mg » gospel
    Translation: ml » gospel
    Translation: my » gospel
    Translation: nl » gospel
    Translation: ja » gospel
    Translation: no » gospel
    Translation: pl » gospel
    Translation: pt » gospel
    Translation: ru » gospel
    Category: simple:gospel -
    Translation: fi » gospel
    Translation: sv » gospel
    Translation: ta » gospel
    Translation: te » gospel
    Translation: tr » gospel
    Translation: vi » gospel
    Translation: zh » gospel

    Gospel at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » gospel


    Inter: wikipedi » a

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: Christianit » y Inter: alternative spelling of » gospel
    1. Inter: Christianit » y One of the first four books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.

    Translation: de » Gospel
    Translation: et » Gospel
    Translation: fr » Gospel
    Translation: ko » Gospel
    Translation: id » Gospel
    Translation: ka » Gospel
    Translation: pl » Gospel
    Translation: ru » Gospel
    Translation: sm » Gospel