ZEN

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(noun) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

Zen, Zen Buddhism

(noun) a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight

Zen, Zen Buddhism

(noun) school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

Zen (uncountable)

(religion) A denomination of Buddhism elaborated in Japan.

(religion) Profound meditation within that denomination of Buddhism.

(informal) A philosophy of calm, reminiscent of that of the Buddhist denomination.

Usage notes

Usually capitalized in all senses, almost always when talking about the denomination proper (compare Catholicism), usually but less often when referring to a looser sense of the philosophy or calm: “That’s very zen.” versus “She studies Zen Buddhism.”

Adjective

Zen (comparative more Zen, superlative most Zen)

(colloquial) Extremely relaxed and collected.

Anagrams

• Enz, NZE

Etymology

Noun

zen (uncountable)

(religion) A denomination of Buddhism.

(religion) Profound meditation within that denomination of Buddhism.

An approach to an activity, skill, or subject that emphasizes simplicity and intuition rather than conventional thinking or fixation on goals.

Usage notes

Often capitalized, similar to a proper noun, when talking about the denomination proper (compare Catholicism),

rather than the philosophy or calm: “That’s very zen.” versus “She studies Zen Buddhism.”

Synonyms

• (approach emphasizing simplicity etc): tao

Adjective

zen (comparative more zen, superlative most zen)

(religion) Pertaining to this denomination of Buddhism.

(colloquial) Enlightened, unburdened and free of worries; chill, extremely relaxed and collected.

Anagrams

• Enz, NZE

Source: Wiktionary



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