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Meaning of DEVOTION

Pronunciation:  di'vowshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
  2. [n]  religious zeal; willingness to serve God
  3. [n]  commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
  4. [n]  feelings of ardent love; "their devotion to each other was beautiful"

DEVOTION is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: devotedness, idolatry, veneration
 See Also: allegiance, anthropolatry, Bible-worship, bibliolatry, commitment, dedication, fetich, fetish, grammatolatry, gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, lordolatry, love, loyalty, miracle-worship, novena, party spirit, place-worship, prayer, stations of the Cross, supplication, symbolatry, symbololatry, symbol-worship, thaumatolatry, topolatry, verbolatry, woman-worship, word-worship, worship, worship of man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*vo"tion\, n. [F. d['e]votion, L. devotio.]
1. The act of devoting; consecration.

2. The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination;
   strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially,
   feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of
   worship; devoutness.

         Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.

3. Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong
   attachment; act of worship; prayer. ``The love of public
   devotion.'' --Hooker.

4. Disposal; power of disposal. [Obs.]

         They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned
         backward and forward, as we please.   --Godwin.

5. A thing consecrated; an object of devotion. [R.]

         Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,
         Tumbled together into rude chaos.     --Beau. & Fl.

{Days of devotion}. See under {Day}.

Syn: Consecration; devoutness; religiousness; piety;
     attachment; devotedness; ardor; earnestness.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are showing your devotion to your beliefs, serves as a reminder that nothing will be gained by deceit.
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