- convert used twice.
- converted used 9 times.
- converteth used once.
- converting used once.
- converts used once.
- Bible Reference: James 5:20
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G1994 Used 1 time
CONVERT, verb transitive [Latin , to turn; coinciding in elements and signification with barter.]
1. To change or turn into another substance or form; as, to convert gases into water, or water into ice.
2. To change from one state to another; as, to convert a barren waste into a fruitful field; to convert a wilderness into a garden; to convert rude savages into civilized men.
3. To change or turn from one religion to another, or from one party or sect to another; as, to convert pagans to Christianity; to convert royalists into republicans.
4. To turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character, from enmity to God and from vicious habits, to love of God and to a holy life.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. Acts 3:19.
He that converteth a sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death. James 5:19.
5. To turn toward a point.
Crystal will callify into electricity, and convert the needle freely placed. [Unusual.]
6. To turn from one use or destination to another; as, to convert liberty into an engine of oppression.
7. To appropriate or apply to ones own use, or to personal benefit; as, to convert public property to our own use.
8. To change one proposition into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second; as, all sin is a transgression of the law; but every transgression of the law is sin.
9. To turn into another language.
CONVERT, verb intransitive To turn or be changed; to undergo a change.
The love of wicked friends converts to fear; that fear, to hate.
1. A person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who renounces one creed, religious system or party, and embraces another; applied particularly to those who change their religious opinions, but applicable to political and philosophical sects.
2. In a more strict sense, one who is turned from sin to holiness.
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. Isaiah 1:27.
3. In monasteries, a lay-friar or brother, admitted to the service of the house, without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir.
CONVERTED, participle passive Turned or changed from one substance or state to another; turned form one religion or sect to another; changed from a state of sin to a state of holiness; applied to a particular use; appropriated.
CONVERTER, noun One who converts; one who makes converts.
CONVERTIBILITY, noun [from convertible.]
1. The quality of being possible to be converted or changed from one substance, form or state to another; as the convertibility of land into money.
2. The quality of being changeable from one letter to another; as the convertibility of m with b or of d into t.
1. That may be changed; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable.
Minerals are not convertible into another species, though of the same genus.
2. So much alike that one may be used for another. Usury and interest are not now convertible terms, though formerly they were.
3. That may be changed, as one letter for another; as b, p and f are convertible letters.
CONVERTIBLY, adverb Reciprocally; with interchange of terms.
CONVERTITE, noun A convert. [Not in use.]
The thief on the cross
At Pentecost, three thousand
Saul of Tarsus
Jews and Greeks at Antioch
Zealous, instances of:
The woman of Samaria
The man possessed of demons
The dumb man