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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hea·then n.; pl. Heathens or collectively Heathen.
 1. An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.
 2. An irreligious person.
    If it is no more than a moral discourse, he may preach it and they may hear it, and yet both continue unconverted heathens.   --V. Knox.
 The heathen, as the term is used in the Scriptures, all people except the Jews; now used of all people except Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
    Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance.   --Ps. ii. 8.
 Syn: -- Pagan; gentile. See Pagan.