Definition of Moravian in US English:



  • 1Relating to Moravia or its people.

    • ‘The Nazis are onto them and she is persuaded to travel with one of her patients to his home in the Moravian mountains, where she must stay until the war is over.’
    • ‘This beer is so delicious and full-bodied due in part to the use of under-modified Moravian grains, a decoction mash and the soft waters of the town.’
    • ‘However, during the day we headed to places along the Morava River where we explored the unusual labyrinth of underground passages and domes of Moravian caves and the Moravian beauties disguised as tourist guides.’
    • ‘Loos was born in a province of the Czech Republic, in the Moravian capital of Brno, but lived most of his life in Vienna.’
    • ‘The authors also point out that one of the chief Moravian architects, Christian David, spent some time in Greenland.’
    • ‘William, along with a field of approximately 150 international runners, covered 133.4 miles through the streets of Brno, the Moravian capital, 120 miles east of Prague.’
    • ‘Elsinger was expelled from his family farm in the Moravian town of Mikulov, just a few miles from the Austrian border.’
    • ‘Culturally, there was a traditional difference between folklore songs; you could immediately tell which song was Moravian and which was Bohemian.’
    • ‘In the Moravian countryside, where people own family houses, parents commonly live with their adult children.’
    • ‘In the staff bar, I heard about Moravian architecture.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to the Moravian Church.
      • ‘Other Protestant groups include Methodists, Moravians, Baptists, and Seventh-Day Adventists.’
      • ‘In 1991, 32 percent of the population was Anglican, 12 percent was Moravian, 10 percent was Catholic, and 9 percent Methodist.’
      • ‘Shortly after getting back from that trip to Saxony, John and Charles Wesley broke with the Moravians for some fairly complex theological reasons.’
      • ‘John Wesley no doubt had a great debt of gratitude to pay to the German Moravians in general, and Peter Bohler in specific, for helping the young John Wesley find the assurance he sought in God's forgiving love.’
      • ‘In the process the author dispels many common historical misunderstandings about the Moravians at that time, as he also portrays their constant ecumenical commitment and their overseas missions.’
      • ‘As late as 1753, groups of German-speaking immigrants known as Moravians were still immigrating to the hills of North Carolina to build Christian communities isolated from a sinful, secular world.’
      • ‘He was amazed to see these Moravians, showing no fear and persevering in their plans for a service of worship.’
      • ‘The Moravians, for example, performed 189 marriages at three of their Jamaican stations between 1827 and 1834.’
      • ‘The success of these churches strengthened the established Reformed churches, which rejected the ecumenical stance of the Moravians.’
      • ‘After 1750 several Danish families who were members of a religious denomination called the Moravian Brethren immigrated to Pennsylvania where they settled among German Moravians in the Bethlehem area.’
      • ‘At an early stage the Moravians favoured Byzantine chant, but in the 11th century they were subject to the same constraints as the church in Bohemia.’
      • ‘The Moravians, and many Quakers, sided with the government against the Regulators or remained neutral.’
      • ‘The Moravians flourished during the eighteenth century, establishing settlements across Europe and the colonies.’
      • ‘I sense that the Quakers and the Moravians have a pretty good idea of how to collectively pick up the cross and follow Christ amidst the multitude of perspectives and agendas that make up church politics.’
      • ‘The first Christingle service was held around Christmas time in 1747 by Moravians in Germany.’


  • 1A native of Moravia.

    • ‘There is no question, though, that central Europeans such as the Swiss and Moravians did reinforce the log-building tradition, and made new contributions as well.’
    • ‘Formed into a common state after World War I, the Czechs, Moravians, and Slovaks remained united for almost 75 years.’
    • ‘She was Moravian, and was brought up in a convent in Moravia’
    1. 1.1 A member of a Protestant Church founded in Saxony by emigrants from Moravia holding views derived from the Hussites and accepting the Bible as the only source of faith.