"gospel" in the noun sense
1. Gospel, Gospels, evangel
the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
2. gospel, gospel truth
an unquestionable truth
"his word was gospel"
3. gospel, gospel singing
folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella 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)
4. religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creed
the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance
"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
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