devotion


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de·vo·tion

 (dĭ-vō′shən)
n.
1. Ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle.
2. Religious ardor or zeal; piety.
3.
a. often devotions An act of religious observance or prayer, especially when private.
b. A religious text presenting a prayer, frequently accompanied by an introductory scriptural passage and a homiletic gloss.
4. The act of devoting or the state of being devoted: the devotion of resources to research.

devotion

(dɪˈvəʊʃən)
n
1. (often foll by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) religious zeal; piety
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (often plural) religious observance or prayers

de•vo•tion

(dɪˈvoʊ ʃən)

n.
1. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
2. profound dedication, esp. to religion; consecration.
3. the act of devoting.
4. Often, devotions. religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.
[1150–1200; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devotion - feelings of ardent lovedevotion - feelings of ardent love; "their devotion to each other was beautiful"
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
2.devotion - commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
allegiance, commitment, loyalty, dedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
cultism - devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
hobbyism - a devotion to hobbies
fetich, fetish - excessive or irrational devotion to some activity; "made a fetish of cleanliness"
party spirit - devotion to a political party
3.devotion - religious zealdevotion - religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
worship - the activity of worshipping
Bible-worship, bibliolatry - the worship of the Bible
grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship - the worship of words
symbolatry, symbololatry, symbol-worship - the worship of symbols
anthropolatry, worship of man - the worship of human beings
gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship - the worship of women
lordolatry - the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
miracle-worship, thaumatolatry - the worship of miracles
place-worship, topolatry - the worship of places
4.devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
prayer, supplication - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
bhakti - (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex
novena - a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days
Stations, 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
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

devotion

plural noun
1. prayers, religious observance, church service, prayer meeting, matins, vespers, divine office He performs his devotions twice a day.

devotion

noun
1. Deep and ardent affection:
2. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith:
3. A state of often extreme religious ardour:
Translations
إخْلاصتَقْديس
bezmezná láskaoddanost
hengivenhedtroskab
odaadás
ást; dálætihelgun, fórn fyrir málstaî
bezhraničná láska
predanost
bağlılıkdüşkünlükkendini adama

devotion

[dɪˈvəʊʃən] N
1. (to spouse, relative, football team, pop star) (also Rel) → devoción f (to por) (to friend) → lealtad f (to a) (to studies, duty, work, cause) → dedicación f (to a)
2. devotions (Rel) → oraciones fpl
to be at one's devotionsestar rezando

devotion

[dɪˈvəʊʃən] n
(= love) → dévouement m, attachement m
devotion to sb → dévouement à qn, dévouement envers qn, attachement à qn
(= commitment) → dévouement m
devotion to sth [+ job, cause] → dévouement à qch
(= religious feeling) → dévotion f, piété f

devotion

n
(to friend, wife etc) → Ergebenheit f(to gegenüber); (to work) → Hingabe f (→ to an +acc); devotion to dutyPflichteifer m
(of part of building, time etc) (→ für) → Verwendung f; (of resources)Bestimmung f
devotions pl (Rel) → Andacht f; to be at one’s devotionsin Andacht versunken sein

devotion

[dɪˈvəʊʃn] n devotion (to) (studies etc) → devozione f (a), dedizione f (a); (friend, family) → attaccamento (a), fedeltà (a) devotions npl (Rel) → devozioni fpl

devote

(diˈvəut) verb
(with to) to give up wholly to or use entirely for. She devotes her life to music.
deˈvoted adjective
1. (sometimes with to) loving and loyal. a devoted friend; I am devoted to him.
2. (with to) given up (to). He is devoted to his work.
devotee (devəˈtiː) noun
a keen follower; an enthusiast. a devotee of football.
deˈvotion noun
1. great love. her undying devotion for her children.
2. the act of devoting or of being devoted. devotion to duty.
References in classic literature ?
Amy was very much impressed by John's devotion and Meg's dignity, Beth beamed at them from a distance, while Mr.
I wanted to cross the footlights and help the slim-waisted Armand in the frilled shirt to convince her that there was still loyalty and devotion in the world.
They seemed never before to have weighed much against the abundance of her husband's kindness and a uniform devotion which had come to be tacit and self-understood.
Any other than a monster would have relented at such an act of generous devotion to the best and purest affection; but the breast of the Huron was a stranger to sympathy.
For she remembered now that but for their slavish devotion they might claim to be her equal.
She was the more inclined to devotion from the grim aspect of the chamber and its furniture, especially the tall, stiff chairs; one of which stood close by her bedside, and looked as if some old-fashioned personage had been sitting there all night, and had vanished only just in season to escape discovery.
By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young minister's cheek was accounted for by his too earnest devotion to study, his scrupulous fulfilment of parochial duty, and more than all, to the fasts and vigils of which he made a frequent practice, in order to keep the grossness of this earthly state from clogging and obscuring his spiritual lamp.
They are in my ears still, his supreme surrender of the name and his tribute to my devotion.
And such devotion and awe as welled up in his soul--now that it could never be spoken, now that it was too late, too late
The thing had been remarked with petulant jealousy by his wife, and she regarded her husband's absorbing devotion to the child with suspicion and dislike; all that was given to her seemed so much taken from herself.
The old lord of Hornberg received him as his son, and wanted him to stay by him and be the comfort and blessing of his age; but the tale of that young girl's devotion to him and its pathetic consequences made a changed man of the knight.
It was her neighbor's amiability, constancy, and devotion that she loved, and although she rated these qualities at their true value, she was always searching beyond them for intellectual treasures; searching and never finding, for although Emma Jane had the advantage in years she was still immature.