Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A writing; anything written.
  • noun An inscription or superscription; a motto or legend; the posy of a ring, or the like.
  • noun [capitalized] The books of the Old and New Testaments; the Bible: used by way of eminence and distinction, and often in the plural preceded by the definite article; often also Holy Scripture. See Bible.
  • noun A passage or quotation from the Scriptures; a Bible text.
  • noun [capitalized] Any sacred writing or book: as, a catena of Buddhist Scriptures.
  • Relating to the Bible or the Scriptures; scriptural: as, “Scripture history,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
  • noun The books of the Old and the New Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural.
  • noun A passage from the Bible; a text.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the Aqdas
  • noun the Hebrew Tanakh
  • noun the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible.
  • noun the Moslem Koran
  • noun the Poetic Edda
  • noun the religious text of a given religion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions

Etymologies

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From Latin scrīptūra ("a writing, scripture"), from scrīptum, the supine of scrībō ("I write").

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