meditation


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med·i·ta·tion

 (mĕd′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of meditating.
b. A devotional exercise of or leading to contemplation.
2. A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject.

med′i·ta′tion·al adj.

meditation

(ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of meditating; contemplation; reflection
2. contemplation of spiritual matters, esp as a religious practice

med•i•ta•tion

(ˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of meditating.
2. continued or extended thought; contemplation.
3. devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection.
[1175–1225; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

Meditation


a form of religious meditation practiced by Eastern mystics who stare fixedly at their own navels to induce a mystical trance. Also called omphalism.
a survey of or meditation upon death.
the abbreviation for transcendental meditation, a form of contemplation in which the mind, released by the repetition of a mantra, becomes calm and creative.

meditation

Training one’s attention or awareness to bring mental processes under voluntary control, of which there are various types including Transcendental Meditation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meditation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse naturemeditation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
2.meditation - (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)meditation - (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"

meditation

noun reflection, thought, concentration, study, musing, pondering, contemplation, reverie, ruminating, rumination, cogitation, cerebration, a brown study Lost in meditation, he walked with slow steps along the shore.

meditation

noun
Translations
تَأَمُّلُتأمُّل، تَفْكير عَميق
meditacerozjímání
meditationmediterengrublen
mietiskely
meditacija
meditációelmélkedés
íhugun, hugleiîing
瞑想
명상
meditácia
meditation
การนั่งสมาธิ
thiền

meditation

[ˌmedɪˈteɪʃən] N (= thought) → meditación f, reflexión f; (spiritual) → meditación

meditation

[ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən] nméditation f
to be deep in meditation → être plongé(e) dans la méditation

meditation

nNachdenken nt; (Rel, Philos) → Meditation f; “A Meditation on Life”Betrachtungen über das Leben

meditation

[ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃn] nmeditazione f

meditate

(ˈmediteit) verb
1. to think deeply. He was meditating on his troubles.
2. to spend short, regular periods in deep (especially religious) thought. He meditates twice a day.
ˌmediˈtation noun
ˈmeditative (-tətiv) , ((American) -teitiv) adjective
thoughtful. a meditative mood.
ˈmeditatively adverb

meditation

تَأَمُّلُ meditace meditation Meditation διαλογισμός meditación mietiskely méditation meditacija meditazione 瞑想 명상 meditatie meditasjon medytacja meditação медитация meditation การนั่งสมาธิ meditasyon thiền 沉思

meditation

n meditación f
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and Seryozha, leaning on his elbows, sank into deep meditation.
But when the echoes had fully ceased, a light laughter at once pervaded the assembly; the musicians looked at each other and smiled as if at their own nervousness and folly, and made whispering vows, each to the other, that the next chiming of the clock should produce in them no similar emotion; and then, after the lapse of sixty minutes, (which embrace three thousand and six hundred seconds of the Time that flies,) there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.
But the Showman passed on, in maiden meditation, fancy free, and being joined soon afterward by the Bear, who was absently picking his teeth, it was inferred that they were not unacquainted.
The lion's head fixed its eyes thoughtfully upon the fire, and the whole chair assumed an aspect of deep meditation.
It was not until he had quite exhausted his several subjects of meditation, and had breathed into the flute the whole sentiment of the purl down to its very dregs, and had nearly maddened the people of the house, and at both the next doors, and over the way--that he shut up the music-book, extinguished the candle, and finding himself greatly lightened and relieved in his mind, turned round and fell asleep.
There was great food for meditation in this letter, and chiefly for unpleasant meditation; and yet, with all the uneasiness it supplied, it connected her with the absent, it told her of people and things about whom she had never felt so much curiosity as now, and she would have been glad to have been sure of such a letter every week.
The doctor gloomily recognized what trifling success he had obtained from his manoeuvre, and was relapsing into deep meditation, when he heard Joe exclaim, in tones of most intense astonishment:
She was the woman above all others to be loved, to be worshiped, but herself remained in "maiden meditation fancy-free.
Sir John, fastening the doors behind him, went back to his dressing-room, and sat down once again before the fire, at which he gazed for a long time, in earnest meditation.
Not only that, but the subtle insanity of Ahab respecting Moby Dick was noways more significantly manifested than in his superlative sense and shrewdness in foreseeing that, for the present, the hunt should in some way be stripped of that strange imaginative impiousness which naturally invested it; that the full terror of the voyage must be kept withdrawn into the obscure background (for few men's courage is proof against protracted meditation unrelieved by action); that when they stood their long night watches, his officers and men must have some nearer things to think of than Moby Dick.
Godfrey Cass begged to provide one, and asked Eppie to choose what it should be, previous meditation had enabled her to give a decided answer at once.
He begged in the dawn, set blankets for the lama's meditation, held the weary head on his lap through the noonday heats, fanning away the flies till his wrists ached, begged again in the evenings, and rubbed the lama's feet, who rewarded him with promise of Freedom - today, tomorrow, or, at furthest, the next day.