Definition of Taoist

1. Noun. An adherent of any branch of Taoism.

Exact synonyms: Tao
Group relationships: Taoism, Taoism
Generic synonyms: Adherent, Disciple
Derivative terms: Taoism, Taoism, Taoism, Taoism



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic. "Taoist temples"
Partainyms: Taoism

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life.
Partainyms: Taoism

Definition of Taoist

1. Adjective. Relating to Taoism. ¹

2. Noun. A follower of Taoism, the teachings of Lao Tzu. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taoist

Tantrism
Tantrist
Tanya
Tanzania
Tanzanian
Tanzanian Sign Language
Tanzanian monetary unit
Tanzanian shilling
Tanzanians
Tanzim
Tanzimul Fuqra
Tao
Taoiseach
Taoism
Taoisms
Taoist (current term)
Taoist Trinity
Taoists
Taos
Taoyuan
Tapei
Taphthartharath
Tapia's syndrome
Tapiridae
Tapirus
Tapirus indicus
Tapirus terrestris
Tappan
Tappan Zee Bridge
Taq polymerase

Literary usage of Taoist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Error's Chains: How Forged and Broken. A Complete, Graphic, and Comparative by Frank Stockton Dobbins, Samuel Wells Williams, Isaac Hollister Hall (1883)
"Taoist SUPERSTITIONS. There is nothing distinctively Taoist in the. worship of these gods except the gross superstition which accom- TaoistS CONSULTING THE ..."

2. Annals of Medical History by Francis Randolph Packard (1921)
"VOLUME III WINTER 1921 Taoist IDEAS OF HUMAN ANATOMY EV COWDRY, PH. ... contains by far the most complete library of Taoist medical and literary books, ..."

3. The Dragon, Image, and Demon: Or, The Three Religions of China; Confucianism by Hampden C. DuBose (1887)
"The details of his life are quite meagre, and in this respect the first Taoist stands in striking contrast with Confucius and Buddha, about whom so much is ..."

4. The Dragon, Image, and Demon: Or, The Three Religions of China by Hampden C. DuBose (1886)
"The details of his life are quite meagre, and in this respect the first Taoist stands in striking contrast with Confucius and Buddha, about whom so much is ..."

5. Gems of Chinese Literature by Herbert Allen Giles (1884)
"... for Shu-sun to regard its manifestation as inauspicious, was once more reasonable enough, f A Taoist PRIEST. Of the five famous mountains of China, ..."

6. Fir-flower Tablets: Poems Translated from the Chinese by Amy Lowell (1921)
"... VISITING THE Taoist PRIEST ON THE MOUNTAIN WHICH UPHOLDS HEAVEN. A DOG, HE IS ABSENT A dog barking. BY LI T'AI-PO And the sound of rushing water. ..."

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