Meaning of Moravian in English:


Pronunciation /məˈreɪvɪən/


  • 1Relating to Moravia or its people.

    ‘William, along with a field of approximately 150 international runners, covered 133.4 miles through the streets of Brno, the Moravian capital, 120 miles east of Prague.’
    • ‘This beer is so delicious and full-bodied due in part to the use of under-modified Moravian grains, a decoction mash and the soft waters of the town.’
    • ‘Elsinger was expelled from his family farm in the Moravian town of Mikulov, just a few miles from the Austrian border.’
    • ‘In the staff bar, I heard about Moravian architecture.’
    • ‘Culturally, there was a traditional difference between folklore songs; you could immediately tell which song was Moravian and which was Bohemian.’
    • ‘The authors also point out that one of the chief Moravian architects, Christian David, spent some time in Greenland.’
    • ‘However, during the day we headed to places along the Morava River where we explored the unusual labyrinth of underground passages and domes of Moravian caves and the Moravian beauties disguised as tourist guides.’
    • ‘Loos was born in a province of the Czech Republic, in the Moravian capital of Brno, but lived most of his life in Vienna.’
    • ‘The Nazis are onto them and she is persuaded to travel with one of her patients to his home in the Moravian mountains, where she must stay until the war is over.’
    • ‘In the Moravian countryside, where people own family houses, parents commonly live with their adult children.’
    1. 1.1Relating to or denoting a Protestant Church founded in Saxony by emigrants from Moravia holding views derived from the Hussites and accepting the Bible as the only source of faith.
      ‘The largest of the Protestant congregations are the Moravian Church and Baptist Convention of Nicaragua.’
      • ‘The 17 Grade II-listed buildings to receive the money include a Moravian missionary church in Gomersal, near Bradford, a small medieval chapel south of Bridlington and a circular church near Sheffield built in the 1960s.’
      • ‘The celebrated ‘heart warming’ experience in the Moravian meeting house in Aldersgate Street, London, on 24 May 1738, was not the day of Wesley's conversion, as has been widely affirmed.’
      • ‘When Moravian missionaries arrived on the Labrador coast they correctly saw that an important part of their task was to translate the Bible into the language of the Inuit people.’
      • ‘He promoted Moravian missions, vigorously supported the Bible Society, and spent Sunday afternoons teaching a class of young children in Sheffield's Red Hill Sunday school.’
      • ‘Religion was important to German immigrants and the lack of ministers attracted Moravian missionaries in the early eighteenth century.’
      • ‘Practice of traditional religion declined with the arrival of Moravian missionaries in the nineteenth century.’
      • ‘In May 1738, Rebecca even married one of the German Moravian missionaries.’
      • ‘Such practices were sanctioned by both the Moravian and Catholic Churches.’
      • ‘On the same ship were a group of Moravian missionaries from Germany.’
      • ‘Pearlman has organized individual pieces into ‘Lovefeasts’, a Moravian service of worship that consisted almost exclusively of music.’
      • ‘He visited the Moravian colony at Herrnhut in 1738, and appointed his first lay preacher in the same year.’
      • ‘Community intellectuals often narrate Miskitu history in parallel with the history of the ancient Hebrews, an outcome of early Moravian translations that familiarized biblical stories.’
      • ‘As a group we then traveled to Rosita, where we spoke to a convention of Moravian pastors before heading to the Rio Prinzapolka, where we met up with Ivonne.’
      • ‘Back in London, he attended a Moravian meeting in Aldersgate Street, May 24th, 1738, and listened to someone reading from Luther's preface to the book of Romans.’


  • 1A native or inhabitant of Moravia.

    ‘There is no question, though, that central Europeans such as the Swiss and Moravians did reinforce the log-building tradition, and made new contributions as well.’
    • ‘Formed into a common state after World War I, the Czechs, Moravians, and Slovaks remained united for almost 75 years.’
    • ‘She was Moravian, and was brought up in a convent in Moravia’
    1. 1.1A member of the Moravian Church.
      ‘I sense that the Quakers and the Moravians have a pretty good idea of how to collectively pick up the cross and follow Christ amidst the multitude of perspectives and agendas that make up church politics.’
      • ‘Shortly after getting back from that trip to Saxony, John and Charles Wesley broke with the Moravians for some fairly complex theological reasons.’
      • ‘Other Protestant groups include Methodists, Moravians, Baptists, and Seventh-Day Adventists.’
      • ‘The success of these churches strengthened the established Reformed churches, which rejected the ecumenical stance of the Moravians.’
      • ‘In the process the author dispels many common historical misunderstandings about the Moravians at that time, as he also portrays their constant ecumenical commitment and their overseas missions.’
      • ‘The Moravians, and many Quakers, sided with the government against the Regulators or remained neutral.’
      • ‘John Wesley no doubt had a great debt of gratitude to pay to the German Moravians in general, and Peter Bohler in specific, for helping the young John Wesley find the assurance he sought in God's forgiving love.’
      • ‘At an early stage the Moravians favoured Byzantine chant, but in the 11th century they were subject to the same constraints as the church in Bohemia.’
      • ‘In 1991, 32 percent of the population was Anglican, 12 percent was Moravian, 10 percent was Catholic, and 9 percent Methodist.’
      • ‘After 1750 several Danish families who were members of a religious denomination called the Moravian Brethren immigrated to Pennsylvania where they settled among German Moravians in the Bethlehem area.’
      • ‘As late as 1753, groups of German-speaking immigrants known as Moravians were still immigrating to the hills of North Carolina to build Christian communities isolated from a sinful, secular world.’
      • ‘The first Christingle service was held around Christmas time in 1747 by Moravians in Germany.’
      • ‘The Moravians flourished during the eighteenth century, establishing settlements across Europe and the colonies.’
      • ‘The Moravians, for example, performed 189 marriages at three of their Jamaican stations between 1827 and 1834.’
      • ‘He was amazed to see these Moravians, showing no fear and persevering in their plans for a service of worship.’