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gos·pel

 (gŏs′pəl)
n.
1. often Gospel The proclamation of the redemption preached by Jesus and the Apostles, which is the central content of Christian revelation.
2.
a. Gospel Bible One of the first four New Testament books, describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and recording his teaching.
b. A similar narrative.
3. often Gospel A lection from any of the first four New Testament books included as part of a religious service.
4. A teaching or doctrine of a religious teacher.
5. Music Gospel music.
6. Something, such as an idea or principle, accepted as unquestionably true: My parents' rules were gospel.
adj.
1. often Gospel Of or in accordance with the Gospel; evangelical.
2. Of or relating to gospel music.

[Middle English, from Old English gōdspel (ultimately translation of Greek euangelion) : gōd, good; see good + spel, news.]

gospel

(ˈɡɒspəl)
n
1. Also called: gospel truth an unquestionable truth: to take someone's word as gospel.
2. a doctrine maintained to be of great importance
3. (Jazz) Black religious music originating in the churches of the Southern states of the United States
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the message or doctrine of a religious teacher
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the story of Christ's life and teachings as narrated in the Gospels
b. the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ
c. (as modifier): the gospel story.
[Old English gōdspell, from gōd good + spell message; see spell2; compare Old Norse guthspjall, Old High German guotspell]

Gospel

(ˈɡɒspəl)
n
1. (Bible) any of the first four books of the New Testament, namely Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a reading from one of these in a religious service

gos•pel

(ˈgɒs pəl)

n.
1. the teachings of Jesus and the apostles; the Christian revelation.
2. the story of Christ's life and teachings, esp. as contained in the first four books of the New Testament, namely Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
3. (usu. cap.) any of these four books.
4. Also called gos′pel truth′. something absolutely or unquestionably true.
5. a doctrine regarded as of prime importance: political gospel.
6. glad tidings, esp. concerning salvation and the kingdom of God.
7. (often cap.) an extract from one of the four Gospels forming part of a church service.
adj.
9. of, pertaining to, or proclaiming the gospel or its teachings.
10. in accordance with the gospel; evangelical.
11. of, pertaining to, employing, or performing gospel music.
[before 950; Middle English go(d)spell, Old English gōdspell (see good, spell2); translation of Greek euangélion good news; see evangel1]

gospel

Good news, specifically the good news of the coming of the Kingdom of God. There are four gospels included in the New Testament.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gospel - the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachingsGospel - the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics - the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
Word of God - the message of the Gospel of Christ
2.gospel - an unquestionable truth; "his word was gospel"
true statement, truth - a true statement; "he told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
3.gospel - folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and responsegospel - folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella 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)
a capella singing, a cappella singing - singing without instrumental accompaniment
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
doo-wop - a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup
soul - a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"
4.gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that groupgospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
original sin - a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam; "Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
confession - the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
ahimsa - a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence
dogma, tenet - a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism - (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Immaculate Conception - (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
Incarnation - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
Nicene Creed - (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
real presence - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
5.gospel - a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance; "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

gospel

noun
1. doctrine, news, teachings, message, revelation, creed, credo, tidings He visited the sick and preached the gospel.
2. truth, fact, certainty, the last word, verity The results were not to be taken as gospel.
Translations
إِنْـجِيلإنْجيل
evangelium
evangelium
evankeliumi
evanđelje
evangélium
guîspjall
福音
복음
evangelija
evaņģēlijs
evanjelium
gospel
คำสอนของพระเยซู
sách Phúc âm
《圣经》福音福音

gospel

[ˈgɒspəl]
A. N (Rel) → evangelio m
the Gospel according to St Johnel Evangelio según San Juan
to take sth as gospelaceptar algo como si estuviera escrito en el evangelio
B. CPD gospel music Nmúsica f espiritual negra
gospel song Ncanción f espiritual negra
gospel truth N as though it were gospel truthcomo si estuviera escrito en el evangelio

gospel

[ˈgɒspəl] n
(in New Testament)évangile m
the gospel (= Christ's teachings) → l'Évangile
to preach the gospel → prêcher l'Évangile
(= ideology) → doctrine f
a gospel of self-reliance → une doctrine d'autonomie
(also gospel music) → gospel m
(= absolute truth) to take sth as gospel → prendre qch pour parole d'évangilegospel truth nparole f d'évangile

gospel

n
(Bibl) → Evangelium nt; the Gospelsdas Evangelium, die Evangelien pl; the Gospel according to St Johndas Evangelium nach Johannes; St John’s Gospeldas Johannesevangelium; the Gospel for todaydas heutige Evangelium
(fig: = doctrine) → Grundsätze pl, → Prinzipien pl; (of ideology, religion)Lehre f; to preach the gospel of abstinenceAbstinenz predigen; she’s a firm believer in the gospel of free enterprisesie ist eine überzeugte Anhängerin des freien Unternehmertums; to take something for or as gospeletw für bare Münze nehmen (inf); whatever he said was gospel to heralles, was er auch sagte, war für sie (ein) Evangelium
(Mus) → Gospel m

gospel

:
gospel song
nGospel(lied) nt
gospel truth
n (inf)reine Wahrheit

gospel

[ˈgɒspl] n (Rel) → vangelo
the Gospel according to St John → il Vangelo secondo (San) Giovanni
you can take it as gospel (fam) → puoi giurarci su

gospel

(ˈgospəl) noun
(one of the four descriptions in the Bible of) the life and teaching of Christ. the Gospel according to St Luke; The parable of the sower is in one of the gospels.

gospel

إِنْـجِيل evangelium evangelium Evangelium ευαγγέλιο evangelio evankeliumi évangile evanđelje Vangelo 福音 복음 evangelie evangelium ewangelia evangelho евангелие gospel คำสอนของพระเยซู incil sách Phúc âm 福音