• Reformed Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop; -- said of an officer.
- (a.) Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or drunkard.
- (a.) Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence; said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation. Also, in a more restricted sense, of those who separated from Luther on the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point. The Protestant churches founded by them in Switzerland, France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the Reformed churches.
• Reform Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To return to a good state; to amend or correct ones own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
- (n.) Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
- (v. t.) To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.