Definition of cult noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cult

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    NAmE//kʌlt//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually singular] cult (of something) a way of life, an attitude, an idea, etc. that has become very popular the cult of physical fitness An extraordinary personality cult/cult of personality had been created around the leader.
  2. 2a small group of people who have extreme religious beliefs and who are not part of any established religion Their son ran away from home and joined a cult.
  3. 3(formal) a system of religious beliefs and practices the Chinese cult of ancestor worship
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