transfiguration(redirected from The Transfiguration)
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a. A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
b. A change that glorifies or exalts.
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.
the act or an instance of transfiguring or the state of being transfigured
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-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Transfiguration - (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 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"|
|4.||transfiguration - the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify|