Translation of cult in Spanish:


culto, n.

Pronunciation /kəlt/ /kʌlt/

See Spanish definition of culto


  • 1

    (belief, worship)
    culto masculine
    • The pre-Christian religion of the Fijians was both animistic and polytheistic, and included a cult of chiefly ancestors.
    • The cult of the ancestors is practiced among many of the ethnic groups.
    • As he notes, cults of holy images have been the subject of a long debate in Christianity.
    • The support for Mary, a universal saint, may sometimes have been at the expense of local cults, making Marian devotions a central element in the progress of ultramontanism.
    • At least one underground temple catacomb has been associated with the cult of a Mother Goddess.
    • The cult image of Artemis was brought out from the inner sanctum and, gilded and white, shone brilliantly in the morning sun.
    • Monks promoted the cult of their own saints and could write disparagingly of others.
    • The cult of saints and their relics explains the popularity of pilgrimage.
    • The loss of life was terrible, but it was no more than one in a series of occasional tragedies caused by the misguided beliefs of cults and their members.
    • Will witches, cults, and strange religions soon get taxpayers' dollars?
    • Society suffers from dangerous sects and cults, militia movements, media control, and misrepresentations of psychiatric treatment and mental disorders.
    • This definition actually denotes what we call denominations and sects and would make all religious movements a cult.
    • His characters have run for president, hacked the New York Stock Exchange and joined the occasional religious cult.
    • There were moments when I thought he would try to get me to join a bizarre gullibility cult.
    • I heard that it had something to do with some kind of satanic cult.
    • Maybe our whole culture is a destructive suicide cult.
    • The street urchins lived in fear of some strange murderous cult.
    • And their world view became embodied in a pagan cult.
    • He even started a Sufi cult under his name that became also a place for mystics from different faiths too.
    • A culture of peace, life and beauty became a suicide cult.
    • The mystery cults usually enforced certain dietary rules and also required participation in various rites.
    • In all of the cults, the killing of pigs was a major part of the cult activities.
    • He also quotes a writer in 1939, who read a scene of nude figures carved upon a bowl as representing worshippers in a mystery cult.
    • The belief system of many modern cults and spiritual groups is a hodgepodge conglomeration of ideas from religion, philosophy, psychology, the occult, and science.
    • The promotion of the generative powers of earth, water, and human, animal, and fish populations is a common concern of major religions and small-scale cults the world over.
    • Certain cults and religious specialists gain popularity beyond the local level because people feel that they can offer effective help for certain problems.
    • These people include evangelical lay preachers, religious leaders associated with New Age religions, and leaders of religious movements designated as cults.
    • He was not a common madman who thought he was God and established a cult dedicated to the veneration of himself.
  • 2

    secta feminine
  • 3

    (craze, obsessive interest)
    culto masculine
    cult figure ídolo
    • cult movie película de culto
    • The fellow with the Village People mustache, who wears a white dress shirt and tie, is being marketed as a cult of personality.
    • Does it bother you that there's a cult of personality built up around him?
    • Or perhaps they center too much on the cult of personality from the opposing side.
    • However, as this was primarily based on a cult of personality, it was inevitably short lived.
    • The industry is feeding the cult of personality to these architect winemakers.
    • He brooked no rivals, anointed no successors and developed a cult of personality that was indivisible from his people's hopes.
    • Every President colludes with the American people to create his own cult of personality.
    • Media-orchestrated cults of personality and shameless historical revisionism, they already know about.
    • With the cult of the personality now stronger than at any time in sport, sports companies have tried to associate themselves with successes that are viewed worldwide.
    • It is a very short step from institutionalised demonstrations of national loyalty to a mindless cult of ‘my country right or wrong’.
    • Still others have cautioned against the spate of monuments that they see as celebrating the cult of the personality.
    • He liked the comparison, and believes firmly in the cult of the personality as a valuable element in business development.
    • However, the cult of the business personality was, in part, designed to serve as a distraction.
    • The latter resonates with equal amounts of wry self-reflexivity and acknowledgement of issues concerning representation and cults of personality.
    • During and after the war, a highly developed personality cult evolved.
    • In stark contrast to so many other dictators, he never encouraged a cult of personality.
    • Racial and sexual politics as well as the cult of celebrity get the treatment.
    • The modern cult of the television celebrity… tends to handicap a living candidate.
    • The nineteenth century cult of domesticity located its origin in this revolutionary development.
    • Accordingly some aspects of domestic rectitude predated the cult of domesticity.
    • It did remarkably well at the box office, and garnered a strong cult following among college-age Americans.
    • The company's ads have gained a cult following among advertisers and laymen alike.
    • Shooting took about a month and the film became a cult classic among many people.
    • As an aside, does a film adaptation of a cult or popular novel fall into the same area as is under discussion here?
    • The in-jokes which helped to make the series such a cult hit among film buffs are also in abundance.
    • He has invigorated an apathetic fan base and developed a cult following among a student body that rarely showed its face in previous years.
    • The cult following these films now carry is spectacular and deserved.
    • Find out what's new on DVD, including a ' 60s cult TV classic.
    • The film developed a sizable cult following, however, particularly in the comedy and hip-hop communities.
    • You do have a rabid cult following.
    • Mostly we picked out horror movies - Bruce seemed to specialize in finding the most bizarre cult films available.
    • In an all girls school a young reasonably good looking man had cult status.
    • A cult figure to the masses, controversies dogged him after that fantastic debut.
    • In the US she's now a cult figure with a discography to match.
    • In its original weekday time slot, the show became an enormous cult hit.
    • The most famous of the Pop artists, the cult figure Andy Warhol, recreated quasi-photographic paintings of people or everyday objects.
    • It said the BBC commentator had become a cult figure because of his ‘dry comments and lack of restraint’.
    • So the combination of being a heavy drinker, vastly overweight and a smoker - yes, he smoked as well - made him a cult figure on the circuit.
    • He is a cult figure today whose books are expensive collectors' items.
    • Gleeful nastiness has pervaded and polluted both his plays and movies, and, sad to say, made him a cult figure.