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noun British English pronunciation: gospel /ˈɡɒsp(ə)l/ 
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  1. 2

    gospel

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    Gospel

    [countable] one of the four books in the Bible that tell about the life of Jesus
    1. a.

      the gospel

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      the Gospel

      the things that Jesus said and taught, according to the Bible

      Jesus told his disciples to go and preach the gospel.

  2. 3
    [singular] ideas that someone wants other people to accept

    He has spent his life preaching the gospel of good design.

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