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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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