Word family noun tradition traditionalist traditionalism adjective traditional traditionalist adverb traditionally
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtraditiontra‧di‧tion /trəˈdɪʃən/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 TRADITION[countable, uncountable] a belief, custom, or way of doing something that has existed for a long time, or these beliefs, customs etc in general the traditions of South East Asia the tradition that the eldest son inherits the property By tradition, it’s the bride’s parents who pay for the wedding.see thesaurus at habit2 (be) in the tradition of somebody/somethingCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + traditiona long traditionThis country has a long tradition of accepting political refugees.a time-honoured/long-standing tradition (=a long tradition)In time-honoured tradition, they have a drink in every pub along the high street.a strong traditionThere is a strong tradition of sport at the old/ancient traditionIn rural Wales, the old traditions persisted.a family traditionAccording to family tradition, he must sing at his own wedding.a cultural/religious traditioncultural traditions that date back many generationsa local traditionThe villagers are all keen to preserve local traditions.American/British/Western etc traditionThe festival is a part of the Scottish tradition which is worth preserving.verbsfollow a tradition (=do what has been done before)He followed the family tradition and became a doctor.maintain/carry on/continue/uphold a tradition (=make a tradition continue in the same way or at the same standard as before)We maintain a tradition of cider making dating from Norman times.break with tradition (=not follow a tradition)Why not break with tradition and study at Leeds, say, or London, instead of Oxford?establish a traditionThey are continuing a tradition established by the firm’s Victorian steeped in tradition (=have many traditions)It is an area of the country steeped in tradition.
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traditionThe region has a tradition of winemaking which goes back to Roman times.Once claimed, the spots are protected by tradition -- and fear.By tradition, it is the bride's parents who pay for the wedding.They come from very different Christian traditions.We always go for a long walk on Christmas morning - it's a family tradition.a family traditionThe great cantors developed their own special variations on the liturgy, largely on the basis of folk tradition.There was a place for tradition but it was not here.There is great respect for tradition among the older members of the community.They impose liturgical traditions, organisational structures, communication methods and leadership models which are alien to their environment.There is a lot of tradition connected to this school.A lot of the old traditions are dying out.Every village has its own traditions.Out of which great religious or philosophical tradition does the call of compassion come to you?Indian spiritual traditionsThere was a long-standing tradition of professionalism, which centred around jockeys and pugilists for the most part.Of course that's not to say that tradition doesn't have a place.These little creatures are mostly white, in the tradition of the popular white child-like Snowbabies.It's still the tradition here that the eldest son inherits all the family's money and land.tradition thatCeltic music has a resonance, a tradition that somehow speaks to people of all nationalities.And it's a tradition that sustains the pre-eminence of the seven-car S-class range.The ads continue a NutraSweet celebrity tradition that has included Cher and Lauren Hutton.This magnificent abundance established one tradition that we are still struggling to overcome.The tradition that you came from often looked askance at constitutions, regarding them as mere pieces of paper.
Origin tradition (1300-1400) Old French Latin traditio act of handing over; TRAITOR