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Meaning of PREACHING

Pronunciation:  pr'eeching

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him"
  2. [n]  an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

PREACHING is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: discourse, sermon
 See Also: address, baccalaureate, evangelism, homily, kerugma, kerygma, lecture, preachment, Sermon on the Mount, speech, talking to



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Preach"ing\, n.
The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of
sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse;
serious, earnest advice. --Milner.

{Preaching cross}, a cross, sometimes surmounting a pulpit,
   erected out of doors to designate a preaching place.

{Preaching friars}. See {Dominican}.

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