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Definitions of traditional

  1. consisting of or derived from tradition; "traditional history"; "traditional morality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to a custom, story, belief, etc., handed down from father to son; as, it is traditional to have fireworks on July 4th; not historically reliable; as, many of the Robin Hood stories are traditional, not actual. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Traditionary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for traditional

  1. There are a certain number of traditional Guignol pieces, handed down from generation to generation. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  2. Seeing that I was a swami, a renunciate attired in the traditional orange cloth, he added politely, " Pray inform me how you know my affairs." – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda