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Meaning of REFORMED

Pronunciation:  ri'formd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; also used of Reform Judaism
  2. [adj]  caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard"

REFORMED is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: regenerate, unorthodox



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*formed"\ (r?*f?rmd"), a.
1. Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence;
   said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant
   churches originating in the Reformation. Also, in a more
   restricted sense, of those who separated from Luther on
   the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the
   Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point. The
   Protestant churches founded by them in Switzerland,
   France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the
   Reformed churches.

         The town was one of the strongholds of the Reformed
         faith.                                --Macaulay.

2. Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or

3. (Mil.) Retained in service on half or full pay after the
   disbandment of the company or troop; -- said of an
   officer. [Eng.]