[syn: Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Orthodox \Or"tho*dox\, a. [L. orthodoxus, Gr. 'orqo`doxos;
'orqo`s right, true + do`xa opinion, dokei^n to think, seem;
cf. F. orthodoxe. See Ortho-, Dogma.]
1. Sound in opinion or doctrine, especially in religious
doctrine; hence, holding the Christian faith; believing
the doctrines taught in the Scriptures; -- opposed to
heretical and heterodox; as, an orthodox Christian.
2. According or congruous with the doctrines of Scripture,
the creed of a church, the decree of a council, or the
like; as, an orthodox opinion, book, etc.
3. Adhering to generally approved doctrine or practices;
conventional. Opposed to unorthodox.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
He saluted me on both cheeks in the orthodox manner.
4. Of or pertaining to the churches of the Eastern Christian
rite, especially the Greek Orthodox or Russian Orthodox
churches, which do not recognize the supremacy of the Pope
of Rome in matters of faith.
Note: The term orthodox differs in its use among the various
Christian communions. The Greek Church styles itself
the "Holy Orthodox Apostolic Church," regarding all
other bodies of Christians as more or less heterodox.
The Roman Catholic Church regards the Protestant
churches as heterodox in many points. In the United
States the term orthodox is frequently used with
reference to divergent views on the doctrine of the
Trinity. Thus it has been common to speak of the
Trinitarian Congregational churches in distinction from
the Unitarian, as Orthodox.` The name is also applied
to the conservative, in distinction from the "liberal",
or Hicksite, body in the Society of Friends.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism;
"Orthodox Judaism" [syn: Orthodox, Jewish-Orthodox]
2: adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of
the world" [ant: unorthodox]
3: of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox
Church [syn: Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Russian
Orthodox, Greek Orthodox]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
121 Moby Thesaurus words for "orthodox":
Christian, Orthodox Jew, Sunni Muslim, accepted, accordant,
accustomed, acknowledged, admitted, anal, approved, authentic,
authoritative, authorized, being done, bourgeois, button-down,
canonical, canonist, comme il faut, common, compulsive, concordant,
conformable, conformist, conservative, conventional, correct,
corresponding, customary, de rigueur, decent, decorous, die-hard,
doctrinal, dour, established, evangelical, faithful, firm, fogyish,
formal, formalistic, fundamentalist, hard, harmonious, hidebound,
impliable, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, inexorable,
inflexible, iron, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, kosher, literal,
meet, muscle-bound, obdurate, obstinate, of the faith, official,
old-line, ordinary, orthodox Christian, orthodoxical, orthodoxist,
pedantic, plastic, popular, precisianistic, prevailing, prevalent,
procrustean, proper, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic,
reactionary, received, recognized, regular, relentless, right,
rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous, rockbound, sanctioned,
scriptural, seemly, sound, square, standard, stiff, straight,
straightlaced, straitlaced, stubborn, stuffy, textual, textualist,
textuary, the orthodox, tory, traditional, traditionalist,
traditionalistic, true, true believer, true-blue, unbending,
uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, uptight
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ORTHODOX, n. An ox wearing the popular religious joke.