transfiguration


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trans·fig·u·ra·tion

 (trăns-fĭg′yə-rā′shən)
n.
1.
a. A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
b. A change that glorifies or exalts.
2. Transfiguration
a. Bible The sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus that occurred on a mountain.
b. The Christian feast commemorating this event, observed on August 6 in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox churches and on the Sunday before Lent in most Protestant churches.

transfiguration

(ˌtrænsfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃən)
n
the act or an instance of transfiguring or the state of being transfigured

Transfiguration

(ˌtrænsfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Bible) New Testament the change in the appearance of Christ that took place before three disciples (Matthew 17:1–9)
2. (Theology) the Church festival held in commemoration of this on Aug 6

trans•fig•u•ra•tion

(ˌtræns fɪg yəˈreɪ ʃən, trænsˌfɪg-)

n.
1. the act of transfiguring.
2. the state of being transfigured.
3. (cap.) the supernatural and glorified change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain. Matt. 17:1–9.
4. (cap.) the church festival commemorating this, observed on August 6.
[1325–75; < Latin trānsfigūrātiō change of shape. See transfigure, -ation]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transfiguration - (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of JesusTransfiguration - (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
2.transfiguration - (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of JesusTransfiguration - (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus
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
miracle - a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
3.transfiguration - a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances; "the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting"
revision, alteration - the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
4.transfiguration - the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorifytransfiguration - the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify
translation, transformation - the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"

transfiguration

noun
The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:
Translations
Transfiguration

transfiguration

[ˌtrænsfɪgəˈreɪʃən] Ntransfiguración f

transfiguration

n
Verklärtheit f; (= transformation)Wandel m, → Wandlung f
(Rel) TransfigurationVerklärung fJesu, Transfiguration f

transfiguration

[ˌtrænsfɪgəˈreɪʃn] n (liter) (Rel) → trasfigurazione f
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It was a sudden transfiguration, a lifting-up of day.
For the brief space that it lasted, it was a dark transfiguration.
We have learned to think of women in a sort of symbolic transfiguration, based on clothes; and one of the readiest ways in which we conceive our mistress is as a composite thing, principally petticoats.
Newman had never seen the marquis so exhilarated; his pale, unlighted countenance had a sort of thin transfiguration.
Yes, he might have died, but he is dry now, and asserts he has undergone transfiguration.
When it passed Miss Tita was there still, but the transfiguration was over and she had changed back to a plain, dingy, elderly person.
I shall remember the Transfiguration partly because it was placed in a room almost by itself; partly because it is acknowledged by all to be the first oil painting in the world; and partly because it was wonderfully beautiful.
Now, the history of Eliza Doolittle, though called a romance because of the transfiguration it records seems exceedingly improbable, is common enough.
Transfiguration, his legs intertwisted and his tongue a-cheek, the
The Transfiguration, by Raphael, is an eminent example of this peculiar merit.
deep, as has been noticed, and swallowing up head, shoulders, and elbows) came forth again mellow-faced, and seeming to have undergone a saccharine transfiguration.
The mighty heaven," said Proclus, "exhibits, in its transfigurations, clear images of the splendor of intellectual perceptions; being moved in conjunction with the unapparent periods of intellectual natures.