1

Lutheran

noun Lu·ther·an \ ˈlü-th(ə-)rən \

Definition of Lutheran

: a member of a Lutheran church

First Known Use of lutheran

1521


2

Lutheran

adjective

Definition of Lutheran

1 : of or relating to religious doctrines (such as justification by faith alone) developed by Martin Luther or his followers
2 : of or relating to the Protestant churches adhering to Lutheran doctrines, liturgy, and polity

Lutheranism

play \ˈlü-th(ə-)rə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of lutheran

1530


LUTHERAN Defined for English Language Learners

Lutheran

noun

Definition of Lutheran for English Language Learners

  • : a member of one of the Protestant churches that follow the teachings of Martin Luther


Learn More about lutheran


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Lutheran? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!