from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A religion native to Japan, characterized by veneration of nature spirits and ancestors and by a lack of formal dogma.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Formerly the state religion of Japan, a type of animism involving the worship of ancestors and nature spirits.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, Shintoism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the two great systems of religious belief in Japan. Its essence is ancestor worship, and sacrifice to dead heroes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The system of nature-and hero-worship which forms the indigenous religion of Japan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or characteristic of Shintoism
- n. the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
- n. the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
Japanese shintō : shin, gods (from Middle Chinese) + tō, dō, art, way; see aikido.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 神道 (shintō). (Wiktionary)