Definition of scripture in English:


Syllabification: scrip·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈskripCHər


(often Scripture or Scriptures)
1The sacred writings of Christianity contained in the Bible: passages of scripture the fundamental teachings of the Scriptures
More example sentences
  • It is difficult to find a Father who does not quote the Apocrypha and treat it as Scripture.
  • The terms ‘Trinity’ and ‘persons’ as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture.
  • We read in Scripture that truth is an attribute of God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14; 14:6; 17:3), and that God speaks truthfully - that is, He does not lie.
1.1The sacred writings of another religion.
More example sentences
  • It is standard Islamic belief that all holy scriptures except the Qur'an have been altered from their original forms over time.
  • Hindu scripture is overwhelmingly written in Sanskrit.
  • The Pauranas are called Dharma Shastras, scriptures on Dharma, how to live a righteous life.


Middle English: from Latin scriptura 'writings', from script- 'written', from the verb scribere.

Definition of scripture in: