Definitions of tribulation

  1. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Severe affliction or distress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Severe affliction: distress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Affliction; distress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Affliction; distress; suffering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Severe affliction; distress; vexations. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. That which occasions distress or vexation; severe affliction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. trouble or affiction of any kind ( Deuteronomy 4:30 ; Matthew 13:21 ; 2 co 7:4 ). In Romans 2:9 "tribulation and anguish" are the penal sufferings that shall overtake the wicked. In Matthew 24:21 Matthew 24:29 , the word denotes the calamities that were to attend the destruction of Jerusalem. biblestudytools.com
  10. trib-[=u]-l[=a]'shun, n. severe affliction: distress. [L.,--tribul[=a]re, -[=a]tum, to afflict--tribulum, a sledge for rubbing out corn--ter[)e]re, to rub.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Severe suffering or trial. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [French, Latin] Severe affliction; –distress; sorrow and suffering; the troubles and vexations of life; –in Scripture, persecution, or the troubles and distresses which arise from persecution; special trial, sorrow, and suffering falling to the lot of a disciple of Christ. Cabinet Dictionary