Definition of Mormon in English:



  • A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religion founded in the US in 1830 by Joseph Smith Jr.

    • ‘Since the early church, Mormons have published newspapers and magazines.’
    • ‘The Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses now have their largest congregations in the world in Mexico City.’
    • ‘Mormons believe that the physical body is sacred and shouldn't be contaminated.’
    • ‘I am referring to the Mormons or, officially, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.’
    • ‘The choir sang a moving hymn in Hawaiian, followed by ecumenical prayers from the Catholics, Buddhists and Mormons.’
    • ‘For me, Mormons tend to be hardworking, religious people who are very very friendly.’
    • ‘No, the Mormons believe that Christ is a created being, that he is not God.’
    • ‘The Mormons were looking for an ideal place to practice their religion, free from persecution.’
    • ‘There are, of course, more recent books that enjoy scriptural status among such groups as the Sikhs and Mormons.’
    • ‘She insisted the Mormons were the only religion that was completely corruption-free.’
    • ‘Smith looked to the upcoming presidential race, hoping to secure the ear of a candidate willing to come to the aid of the Mormons.’
    • ‘Basically the Mormons insist that Jesus came to America to teach the Native Americans about Jesus.’
    • ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is more commonly known as Mormons.’
    • ‘Mormons tend to only mix with fellow Mormons on social occasions.’
    • ‘The Mormons believe themselves and their faith to be a restoration of the original Church of the Apostles that existed in the first century.’


Mid 19th century: the name of a prophet to whom Smith attributed The Book of Mormon.