HyperDic: prayer

English > 5 senses of the word prayer:
NOUNactprayer, supplicationthe act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
communicationprayer, petition, orisonreverent petition to a deity
communicationprayer, entreaty, appealearnest or urgent request
communicationprayera fixed text / text used in praying
person prayer, supplicantsomeone who prays to God
prayer > pronunciation
Soundspreh'r; prey'er
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
assayer ... taxpayer: 22 rhymes with eyer...
English > prayer: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving).
Example"the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
Synonymsupplication
Narrowerblessing, benedictionThe act of praying for divine protection
devotion(usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)
BroaderworshipThe activity of worshipping
Spanishsuplicación, súplica
Catalansuplicació, súplica
Verbsprayaddress a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship
English > prayer: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningreverent petition to a deity.
Synonymspetition, orison
Narrowerbenediction, blessingA ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
collectA short / short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
comminationprayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners
deprecationA prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
grace, blessing, thanksgivingA short prayer of thanks before a meal / meal
intercessionA prayer to God on behalf of another person
invocation, supplicationA prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
prayer wheelA cylinder with prayers written on it
requiescatA prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
Broaderrequest, askingThe verbal / verbal / verbal act of requesting / requesting / requesting
Spanishcomunión, oración, petición
Catalancomunió, oració, pregària
Verbsprayaddress a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship
English > prayer: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningearnest or urgent request.
Synonymsentreaty, appeal
NarroweradjurationA solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
courtship, wooing, courting, suitA man's courting of a woman
demagoguery, demagogyimpassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
solicitationAn entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
suitA petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
supplication, pleaA humble request for help from someone in authority
Broaderrequest, askingThe verbal / verbal / verbal act of requesting / requesting / requesting
Spanishimploración, petición, ruego, súplica
Catalanimploració, instància, prec, súplica
English > prayer: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA fixed text / text used in praying.
InstancesAngelusA prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
Ave Maria, Hail MaryA salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
Canticle of Simeon, Nunc dimittisThe prayer of Simeon (Luke 2
Evening Prayer, evensong(Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
Kol NidreThe opening prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur
LitanyA prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation
Lord's PrayerThe prayer that Christ gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6
NarrowerAgnus DeiA liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words
MassA sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite
ShemaA liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith
Broadersacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious textwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity
Spanishoración, plegaria, rezo
Catalanoració, pregària, rés
Verbsprayaddress a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship
English > prayer: 5 senses > noun 5, person
Meaningsomeone who prays to God.
Synonymsupplicant
Narrowerbeadsman, bedesmanA person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
Broaderreligious personA person who manifests devotion to a deity
Spanishoración, rezador, suplicante
Catalanresador
Verbsprayaddress a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship

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