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. The Protestant churches founded by them in Switzerland, France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the Reformed churches. [1913 Webster]

The town was one of the strongholds of the Reformed faith. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or drunkard. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop; -- said of an officer. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • reformed — reformed; un·reformed; …   English syllables

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Reformed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. denominational, unorthodox, nonconforming, sectarian, dissenting, heterodox, enlightened, Protestant, Calvinist, Zwinglian …   English dictionary for students