HyperDic: communion

English > 3 senses of the word Communion / communion:
NOUNactCommunion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manductionthe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
communicationcommunion, sharingsharing thoughts and feelings
groupcommunion(Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
Communion / communion > pronunciation
Soundskahmyuw'nyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Communion: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist.
SynonymsHoly Communion, sacramental manduction, manduction
Part ofHoly Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's SupperA Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
Narrowerintercommunionparticipation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
BroaderritualThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
Spanishcomunión
Catalancomunió
Verbscommunereceive Communion, in the Catholic church
English > communion: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningSharing thoughts and feelings.
Synonymsharing
Broaderintercourse, social intercoursecommunication between individuals
Spanishcomunión
Catalancomunió
Verbscommunecommunicate intimately with
English > communion: 3 senses > noun 3, group
Meaning(Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites.
CategoryChristianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
BroaderdenominationA group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

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