Customs and Rituals Glossary


Glossary for this section



Browse the glossary using this index

Special | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ALL

C

Culture

‎(countable and uncountable, plural cultures)

1. The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.

2. The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.

Wiktionary.org text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Customs

Noun

‎(plural customs) Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.

M

Melting Pot

1. (idiomatic) A place where many divergent things (often races or cultures, but also talents) come together and are homogenized.

The festival is a true racial melting pot; people from dozens of countries take part speaking many languages.

Wiktionary.org text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Metaphor

(uncountable, rhetoric) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn’t, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, but in the case of English without the words like or as, which would imply a simile.

Wiktionary.org text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

R

Rituals

Adjective

Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.

Example: They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.