Learner's definition of RELIGION
1 [noncount] : the belief in a god or in a group of gods 2 : an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods
There are many religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
Shinto is a religion that is unique to Japan.
I think that children should be taught about different religions. [=faiths]
It is against my religion [=my beliefs do not allow me] to drink alcohol.
They advocated for freedom of religion. [=the right to choose what religion to follow and to worship without interference]
She no longer participates in organized religion. [=a belief system that has large numbers of followers and a set of rules that must be followed]
3 informal : an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group
find/get religioninformal + sometimes disapproving
1 : to become religious: to decide to follow a particular religion 2 : to stop doing something that others think is wrong and begin to do something others think is good or correct
Automakers have found religion, finally bringing more hybrid vehicles to market.
The mayor got religion on public transit and is now pushing plans to build a new subway.