1. [ noun ] (religion,Chinese) popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
Synonyms: Hsuan_Chiao
Related terms: religion
2. [ noun ] (religion) religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
Related terms: religion Taoist
3. [ noun ] (religion,Chinese) Chinese Taoist sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-Tzu but also incorporating pantheism and sorcery
Related terms: sect Taoist
4. [ noun ] (philosophy) philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
Synonyms: Daoism
Related terms: philosophical_doctrine Tao
Similar spelling:   Tacoma