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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·li·gious /rɪˈlɪʤəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·li·gious a.
 1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
 Our law forbids at their religious rites
 My presence.   --Milton.
 2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
 Men whose lives
 Religious titled them the sons of God.   --Mlton
 3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
 Thus, Indianlike,
 Religious in my error, I adore
 The sun, that looks upon his worshiper.   --Shak.
 4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
    One of them is religious.   --Chaucer.
 Syn: -- Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·li·gious, n. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;
             "religious texts"; "a nenber if a religious order";
             "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders";
             "spiritual songs" [syn: spiritual]
      2: having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a
         religious man"; "religious attitude" [ant: irreligious]
      3: extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in
         observing the rules of health"
      n : a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of
          poverty and chastity and obedience