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English noun: Gospel

1. Gospel (communication) the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings


Synonymsevangel, Gospels


Broader (hypernym)religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing


Narrower (hyponym)Word of God


Instance hyponymGospel According to John, Gospel According to Luke, Gospel According to Mark, Gospel According to Matthew, Gospel of Luke, John, Luke, Mark, Matthew


Part holonymSynoptic Gospels, Synoptics


Part meronymNew Testament

2. gospel (communication) an unquestionable truth


SamplesHis word was gospel.


Synonymsgospel truth


Broader (hypernym)true statement, truth

3. gospel (communication) folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)


Synonymsgospel singing


Broader (hypernym)ethnic music, folk, folk music


Narrower (hyponym)doo-wop, soul


Domain categorya capella singing, a cappella singing

4. gospel (communication) the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group


Synonymschurch doctrine, creed, religious doctrine


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


Narrower (hyponym)ahimsa, confession, dogma, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, Immaculate Conception, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Incarnation, Nicene Creed, original sin, real presence, tenet

5. gospel (cognition) a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance


SamplesNewton's writings were gospel for those who followed.


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought









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