KJV Dictionary Definition: devout


DEVOUT, a. L. See Devote.

1. Yielding a solemn and reverential attention to God in religious exercises, particularly in prayer.

We must be constant and devout in the worship of God.

2. Pious; devoted to religion; religious.

Simeon was a just man and devout. Luke 2.

Devout men carried Stephen to his burial. Acts 8.

3. Expressing devotion or piety; as, with eyes devout.

4. Sincere; solemn; earnest; as, you have my devout wishes for your safety.

DEVOUT, n. A devotee. Not used.


DEVOUTNESS, n. The quality or state of being devout.