Pronunciation: (hē'&thslash;un), [key]
—n., pl. -thens, -then,
1. an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim; pagan.
2. an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.
1. of or pertaining to heathens; pagan.
2. irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.