Heathen

Definition of Heathen

Hea´then   Pronunciation: hē´th'n; 277
n.1.An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.
2.An irreligious person.
If it is no more than a moral discourse, he may preach it and they may hear it, and yet both continue unconverted heathens.
- V. Knox.
The heathen
as the term is used in the Scriptures, all people except the Jews; now used of all people except Christians, Jews, and Mohammedans.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance.
- Ps. ii. 8.
a.1.Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author.
2.Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish.
3.Irreligious; scoffing.

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