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scrip·ture

 (skrĭp′chər)
n.
1.
a. A sacred writing or book.
b. A passage from such a writing or book.
2. often Scripture or Scriptures The writings collected as the Bible.
3. A statement regarded as authoritative.

[Middle English, from Late Latin scrīptūra, from Latin, act of writing, from scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

scripture

(ˈskrɪptʃə)
n
a sacred, solemn, or authoritative book or piece of writing
[C13: from Latin scriptūra written material, from scrībere to write]

Scripture

(ˈskrɪptʃə)
n
1. (Bible) Christianity Also called: Holy Scripture, Holy Writ or the Scriptures the Old and New Testaments
2. any book or body of writings, esp when regarded as sacred by a particular religious group

Scrip•ture

(ˈskrɪp tʃər)

n.
1. Often, Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture (or Scriptures). the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together.
2. (often l.c.) any writing or book, esp. when of a sacred or religious nature.
3. (sometimes l.c.) a particular passage from the Bible.
4. (l.c.) any collection of writings considered sacred.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scripture - the sacred writings of the Christian religionsScripture - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
family Bible - a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
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
covenant - (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
exegesis - an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
text - a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
demythologise, demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
2.Scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious groupscripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
canon - a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

scripture

noun The Bible, The Word, The Gospels, The Scriptures, The Word of God, The Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Holy Bible, The Book of Books a quote from scripture
Quotations
"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose" [William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]
Translations
الكِتاب المُقَدَّس، التوراهكتاب مُقَدَّس
Písmo svatéposvátné knihy
Bibelenhellig skrift
Szentírás
biblíanhelgirit
šventasis raštas
Bībelesvētie raksti
Písmo svätéposvätné knihy
sveto pismo
İncilkutsal metinler

Scripture

[ˈskrɪptʃəʳ] N
1. (also Holy Scripture) → Sagrada Escritura f
2. (Scol) (= subject, lesson) → Historia f Sagrada

Scripture

[ˈskrɪptʃər] n
(Christian)Écriture f sainte
the Holy Scriptures → les Saintes Écritures
(non-Christian)texte m sacré

scripture

n
Scripture, the Scripturesdie (Heilige) Schrift; the Hindu scripturesdie heiligen Schriften or Bücher der Hindus
(Sch) → Religion f

Scripture

[ˈskrɪptʃəʳ] n (also Holy Scripture) → Sacre Scritture fpl

scripture

(ˈskriptʃə) noun
1. the sacred writings of a religion. Buddhist and Hindu scriptures.
2. the Bible.
ˈscriptural adjective
References in classic literature ?
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
Truly there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book.
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names --a singularly common fashion on the island --and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
Nothing could exceed the touching simplicity, the childlike earnestness, of his prayer, enriched with the language of Scripture, which seemed so entirely to have wrought itself into his being, as to have become a part of himself, and to drop from his lips unconsciously; in the language of a pious old negro, he "prayed right up.
Across the front of the house, and up the spreading eaves and along the fanciful railings of the shallow porch, are elaborate carvings--wreaths, fruits, arabesques, verses from Scripture, names, dates, etc.
Well, they held the auction in the public square, along towards the end of the afternoon, and it strung along, and strung along, and the old man he was on hand and looking his level pisonest, up there longside of the auctioneer, and chipping in a little Scripture now and then, or a little goody-goody saying of some kind, and the duke he was around goo-gooing for sym- pathy all he knowed how, and just spreading himself generly.
Well-a-well, man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble, as the Scripture says, and I reckon it's so.
The class to which she belonged had to read a difficult chapter of Scripture in rotation, and the various members spent an arduous Sabbath afternoon counting out verses according to their seats in the pew, and practicing the ones that would inevitably fall to them.
Business now began, the day's Collect was repeated, then certain texts of Scripture were said, and to these succeeded a protracted reading of chapters in the Bible, which lasted an hour.
Or reading sermons, and being catechised by their manservant, and set to learn a column of Scripture names, if they don't answer properly?
The name of the strong man of Old Scripture had descended to the chief functionary who worked it; but, so armed, he was stronger than his namesake, and blinder, and tore away the gates of God's own Temple every day.
On the walls there were some common coloured pictures, framed and glazed, of scripture subjects; such as I have never seen since in the hands of pedlars, without seeing the whole interior of Peggotty's brother's house again, at one view.