HyperDic: devotion

English > 4 senses of the word devotion:
NOUNfeelingdevotion, devotednessfeelings of ardent love
actdevotioncommitment to some purpose
actdevotion, veneration, cultismreligious zeal
actdevotion(usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)
devotion > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > devotion: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningFeelings of ardent love.
Example"their devotion to each other was beautiful"
BroaderloveA strong positive emotion of regard and affection
English > devotion: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningcommitment to some purpose.
Example"the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
Narrowercultismdevotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
fetish, fetichexcessive or irrational devotion to some activity
hobbyismA devotion to hobbies
party spiritdevotion to a political party
Broadercommitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedicationThe act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
Verbsdevotegive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
English > devotion: 4 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningreligious zeal; the willingness to serve God.
Synonymsveneration, cultism
BroaderworshipThe activity of worshipping
Spanishdevoción, idolatría, veneración
Catalandevoció, idolatria, veneració
Verbsdevotegive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
English > devotion: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently).
Example"he returned to his devotions"
NarrowerStations, Stations of the Cross(Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
bhakti(Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana
novenaA Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days
Broaderprayer, supplicationThe act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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