1. [ noun ] (New Testament,religion,writing) four books in the New Testament that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
Synonyms: Gospels evangel
Related terms: sacred_text Luke Matthew John Mark Word_of_God New_Testament
2. [ noun ] an unquestionable truth
Synonyms: gospel_truth

"his word was gospel"

Related terms: truth
3. [ noun ] (religion) the body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
Synonyms: creed church_doctrine religious_doctrine
Related terms: doctrine belief Incarnation confession Immaculate_Conception real_presence Nicene_Creed ahimsa ecumenism
4. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a genre of a capella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
Synonyms: gospel_singing
Related terms: folk_music a_capella_singing soul doo-wop
5. [ noun ] a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"

Related terms: doctrine
Similar spelling:   Gospels