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com·mun·ion

 (kə-myo͞on′yən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of sharing, as of thoughts or feelings.
2. Religious or spiritual fellowship.
3. A body of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites; a denomination.
4. Communion Ecclesiastical
a. The sacrament of the Eucharist received by a congregation.
b. The consecrated elements of the Eucharist.
c. The part of the Mass or a liturgy in which the Eucharist is received.

[Middle English communioun, Christian fellowship, Eucharist, from Old French communion, from Late Latin commūniō, commūniōn-, from Latin, mutual participation, from commūnis, common; see common.]

communion

(kəˈmjuːnjən)
n
1. an exchange of thoughts, emotions, etc
2. possession or sharing in common; participation
3. (foll by with) strong emotional or spiritual feelings (for): communion with nature.
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a religious group or denomination having a common body of beliefs, doctrines, and practices
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the spiritual union held by Christians to exist between individual Christians and Christ, their Church, or their fellow Christians
[C14: from Latin commūniō general participation, from commūnis common]
comˈmunional adj
comˈmunionally adv

Communion

(kəˈmjuːnjən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the act of participating in the Eucharist
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the celebration of the Eucharist, esp the part of the service during which the consecrated elements are received
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
b. (as modifier): Communion cup.
Abbreviation: Holy Communion

com•mun•ion

(kəˈmyun yən)

n.
1. (often cap.) Holy Communion.
2. a group of persons having a common religious faith; denomination: Anglican communion.
3. interchange or sharing of thoughts or emotions: communion with nature.
4. the act of sharing, or holding in common; participation.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin commūniō sharing <commūn(is) common]

Communion

 a body of Christians with a common faith and ritual. See also fellowship, sect.
Examples: the Anglican Communion; Communion of holy men, 1573; of Saints, 1394.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communion - the act of participating in the celebration of the EucharistCommunion - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
ritual - the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
intercommunion - participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
2.communion - sharing thoughts and feelings
intercourse, social intercourse - communication between individuals
3.communion - (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
denomination - a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

communion

noun affinity, accord, agreement, unity, sympathy, harmony, intercourse, fellowship, communing, closeness, rapport, converse, togetherness, concord The ancient Druids were widely known as visionaries and prophets, in communion with the gods.

Communion

noun (Christianity) Eucharist, Mass, Sacrament, Lord's Supper Most villagers only took Communion at Easter.

communion

noun
1. The exchange of ideas by writing, speech, or signals:
Obsolete: converse.
2. Those who accept and practice a particular religious belief:
Translations
العَشاءُ السِّرّيمُشارَكَةمُشارَكَه في المَشاعِر
kontaktsplynutístyk
samhørighedfællesskab
ehtoollinen
zajednica
áldozásúrvacsora
samneyti
共有
성찬식
bendrystėdvasiniai ryšiaikomunija
domu apmaiņa
kontakt
nattvard
การมีส่วนร่วม
düşünce ve duyguları paylaşmaortak görüş
sự đồng cảm

communion

[kəˈmjuːnɪən]
A. N (Rel) → comunión f
to take or receive communioncomulgar
B. CPD communion rail Ncomulgatorio m
communion service Ncomunión f
communion table Nmesa f de comunión

communion

Communion [kəˈmjuːnjən] n (also Holy Communion) (= Eucharist) → communion f
my First Communion → ma première communion
to take Communion → recevoir la communioncommunion service Communion service n (in church)office m de la communioncommunion table n (in church)table f de communioncommunion wine n (in church)vin m de la communion

communion

n
(= intercourse, exchange of feelings etc)Zwiesprache f; (with spirits) → Verkehr m; a sense of communion with natureein Gefühl ntder Verbundenheit mit der Natur
(= religious group)Gemeinde f; (= denomination)Religionsgemeinschaft f; the communion of saints/the faithfuldie Gemeinschaft der Heiligen/Gläubigen
(Eccl: also Communion, Protestant) → Abendmahl nt; (Catholic) → Kommunion f; to receive or take communiondie Kommunion/das Abendmahl empfangen

communion

:
communion rail
nKommunionsbank f
communion service
nAbendmahlsgottesdienst m
communion table
nAbendmahlstisch m

communion

[kəˈmjuːnɪən] n (also) (Rel) → comunione f
to take communion → ricevere la comunione

communion

(kəˈmjuːnjən) noun
the sharing of thoughts and feelings; fellowship.
(Holy) Communion
in the Christian Church, the service which commemorates the meal taken by Christ with His disciples before His crucifixion.

communion

مُشارَكَة splynutí samhørighed Zwiesprache θεία κοινωνία comunión ehtoollinen communion zajednica comunione 共有 성찬식 gemeenschap sameie wspólnota comunhão общность nattvard การมีส่วนร่วม ortak görüş sự đồng cảm 恳谈
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She suggested that Natasha should fast and prepare for Holy Communion, and Natasha gladly welcomed the idea.
The deacons of many a church have drunk the communion wine with me; the selectmen of divers towns make me their chairman; and a majority of the Great and General Court are firm supporters of my interest.
The complete degeneration of the Revolution into anarchy and tyranny further served to plunge him into a chaos of moral bewilderment, from which he was gradually rescued partly by renewed communion with Nature and partly by the influence of his sister Dorothy, a woman of the most sensitive nature but of strong character and admirable good sense.
They would be shocked at the propo- sition of fellowshipping a SHEEP-stealer; and at the same time they hug to their communion a MAN- stealer, and brand me with being an infidel, if I find fault with them for it.
It is like the sadness which you may see in the jester's eyes when a merry company is laughing at his sallies; his lips smile and his jokes are gayer because in the communion of laughter he finds himself more intolerably alone.
Your brother will not help us,' I said: 'he would have all communion between us to be entirely at an end.
Out of the high heaven is she summoned, from mystic communion with her own perfection, from majestic labours in the Sistine Chapel of the Stars,--yea, she must put aside her gold-leaf and purples and leave unfinished the very panels of the throne of God,--that Circe shall have her palace, and her worshippers their gilded sty.
7) An act of communion -- the drinking of the potion here described -- was one of the most important pieces of ritual in the Eleusinian mysteries, as commemorating the sorrows of the goddess.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
His hound, stopping now and then to catch the expression of his eye, had preceded the trapper throughout the whole distance, with as much certainty as though a previous and intelligible communion between them had established the route by which they were to proceed.
Grose finally got up she kept the child's hand, so that the two were still before me; and the singular reticence of our communion was even more marked in the frank look she launched me.
Son of darkness, he added, turning to Queequeg, art thou at present in communion with any christian church?