1RRsomeone who is devout has a very strong belief in a religion:
a devout Catholic
2formala devout hope or wish is one that you feel very strongly:
It is my devout hope that we can work together in peace.
WORD FOCUS: god WORD FOCUS: god places where people worship God:church (Christians) temple (Buddhists and Hindus) mosque (Muslims) synagogue (Jews) treated with great respect because of being connected with God:holy, sacred having strong beliefs in God:devout, pious someone who does not believe in God :atheist someone who is not sure if God exists:agnosticgod ➔ See alsogod
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.