[syn: Taoism, Daoism]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Taoism \Ta"o*ism\, n.
One of the popular religions of China, sanctioned by the
state. -- Ta"o*ist, a. & n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu
but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to
2: religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
3: popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of
Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the
practices of alchemy and divination and magic [syn: Taoism,
4: philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu
advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the
course of natural events [syn: Taoism, Daoism]