HyperDic: rite

English > 2 senses of the word rite:
NOUNactrite, religious ritean established ceremony prescribed by a religion
actrite, ritualany customary observance or practice
rite > pronunciation
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English > rite: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn established ceremony prescribed by a religion.
Example"the rite of baptism"
Synonymreligious rite
NarrowercircumcisionThe act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
last ritesrites performed in connection with a death or burial
liturgyA rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
officeA religious ... / religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
orgySecret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity
vigil, watchThe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
Broaderreligious ceremony, religious ritualA ceremony having religious meaning / meaning
Spanishrito, rito religioso
Catalanritu, ritu religiós
Adjectivesritualof or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals
English > rite: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAny customary observance or practice.
Synonymritual
Partsritual dancing, ritual dance, ceremonial danceA dance that is part of a religious ritual
Narrowerbetrothal, espousalThe act of becoming betrothed or engaged
marriage, wedding, marriage ceremonyThe act of marrying / marrying
rite of passageA ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood)
Broadercustom, usage, usanceaccepted or habitual practice
Spanishrito, ritual
Catalanritual, ritus
Adjectivesritualof or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals

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