HyperDic: ritual

English > 5 senses of the word ritual:
NOUNactritual, riteany customary observance or practice
actritualthe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
actritualstereotyped behavior
ADJECTIVEpertritualof or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals
pertritualof or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals
ritual > pronunciation
Soundsrih'chuwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ritual: 5 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals.
Example"ritual killing"
Spanishritual
Nounsrite, religious ritean established ceremony prescribed by a religion
ritualthe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
English > ritual: 5 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals.
Examples
  • "a ritual dance of Haiti"
  • "sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties"- Nadine Gordimer
Spanishritual
Catalanritual
Nounsritual, riteany customary observance or practice
ritualstereotyped behavior
English > ritual: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAny customary observance or practice.
Synonymrite
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
Verbsritualizemake or evolve into a ritual
English > ritual: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies.
NarrowerCommunion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manductionThe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
ablutionThe ritual washing of a priest's / priest's hands or of sacred vessels
celebration, solemnization, solemnisationThe public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual
Broaderpractice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
Spanishritual
Catalanritual
Adjectivesritualof or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals
Verbsritualizemake or evolve into a ritual
English > ritual: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningstereotyped behavior.
Broaderhabit, use(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation
Spanishritual
Catalanritual
Adjectivesritualof or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals

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