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taoism

 
Noun taoism has 4 senses
  1. Taoism - a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
    --1 is a kind of
    sect, religious sect, religious order
    --1 has members: Taoist, Tao
  2. Taoism - religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
    --2 is a kind of
    religion, faith
    --2 has members: Taoist, Tao
  3. Taoism, Hsuan Chiao - popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    --3 is a kind of religion, faith, religious belief
  4. Taoism, Daoism - philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    --4 is a kind of philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
    --4 has parts: Tao
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