a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance; "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
an unquestionable truth; "his word was gospel"
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)
the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
exact sameness; "they shared an identity of interests"
the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known; "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover"
an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates; "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
a building where young people receive education; "the school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
the process of being formally educated at a school; "what will you do when you finish school?"
a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
an educational institution's faculty and students; "the school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session; "stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
educate in or as if in a school; "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"