- Reformed Re*formed" (r?*f?rmd"), a.
1. Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence;
said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant
churches originating in the Reformation. Also, in a more
restricted sense, of those who separated from Luther on
the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the
Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point.
Protestant churches founded by them in Switzerland,
France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the
The town was one of the strongholds of the Reformed faith. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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reformed — reformed; un·reformed; … English syllables
reformed — index penitent, renascent, repentant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
reformed — [ri fôrmd′] adj. 1. improved or corrected, as in behavior or morals, or made better by the removal of errors, abuses, etc. 2. [R ] designating or of a Protestant church or churches, esp. Calvinist or Zwinglian as distinguished from Lutheran … English World dictionary
reformed — adj. Reformed is used with these nouns: ↑alcoholic, ↑character, ↑congregation … Collocations dictionary
reformed — adjective caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one a reformed drunkard • Similar to: ↑regenerate … Useful english dictionary
Reformed — adjective of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran (Freq. 1) Dutch Reformed theology • Similar to: ↑unorthodox … Useful english dictionary
reformed — adjective Date: 1563 1. changed for the better 2. capitalized protestant; specifically of or relating to the chiefly Calvinist Protestant churches formed in various continental European countries … New Collegiate Dictionary
reformed — reformedly /ri fawr mid lee/, adv. /ri fawrmd /, adj. 1. amended by removal of faults, abuses, etc. 2. improved in conduct, morals, etc. 3. (cap.) noting or pertaining to Protestant churches, esp. Calvinist as distinguished from Lutheran. [1555… … Universalium
reformed — Synonyms and related words: advanced, altered, ameliorated, assimilated, beautified, better, bettered, bowdlerized, changeable, changed, civilized, cleaned, cleaned up, cleansed, converted, cultivated, cultured, degenerate, developed, deviant,… … Moby Thesaurus
Reformed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. denominational, unorthodox, nonconforming, sectarian, dissenting, heterodox, enlightened, Protestant, Calvinist, Zwinglian … English dictionary for students