HyperDic: benediction

English > 2 senses of the word benediction:
NOUNactbenediction, blessingthe act of praying for divine protection
communicationbenediction, blessinga ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
benediction > pronunciation
Soundsbeh.nahdih'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > benediction: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of praying for divine protection.
Synonymblessing
Broaderprayer, supplicationThe act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
Spanishbendición
Catalanbenedicció
English > benediction: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection.
Synonymblessing
NarrowerbenisonA spoken blessing
Broaderprayer, petition, orisonreverent petition to a deity
Spanishbendición
Catalanbenedicció
Adjectivesbenedictory, benedictiveexpressing benediction

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