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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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The communion between George Willard and his mother was outwardly a formal thing without mean- ing.
I make my first communion very young; what the Church teach seem plain to me.
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.
Some authors, indeed, do far more than this, and indulge themselves in such confidential depths of revelation as could fittingly be addressed only and exclusively to the one heart and mind of perfect sympathy; as if the printed book, thrown at large on the wide world, were certain to find out the divided segment of the writer's own nature, and complete his circle of existence by bringing him into communion with it.
It was a pity to be obliged to reinvestigate the certitude of the moment itself and repeat how it had come to me as a revelation that the inconceivable communion I then surprised was a matter, for either party, of habit.
Son of darkness, he added, turning to Queequeg, art thou at present in communion with any christian church?
He tried to drink, and revel, and swear away the memory; but often, in the deep night, whose solemn stillness arraigns the bad soul in forced communion with herself, he had seen that pale mother rising by his bedside, and felt the soft twining of that hair around his fingers, till the cold sweat would roll down his face, and he would spring from his bed in horror.
During his hermit life, according to legend, he partook of the bread and wine of the communion once a month, but all the rest of the month he fasted.
Then we loafed along past the Nickersons, and of course they asked if that was the new stranger yonder, and where'd he come from, and what was his name, and which communion was he, Babtis' or Methodis', and which politics, Whig or Democrat, and how long is he staying, and all them other questions that humans always asks when a stranger comes, and animals does, too.
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.
I wonder what thoughts are busy in your heart during all the hours you sit in yonder room with the fine people flitting before you like shapes in a magic-lantern: just as little sympathetic communion passing between you and them as if they were really mere shadows of human forms, and not the actual substance.
He stubbornly declined answering for a while: she persevered, and finally persuaded him to hold communion with her through the boards.