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ser·mon

 (sûr′mən)
n.
1. A religious discourse, especially one delivered as part of a service.
2. An often lengthy and tedious speech of reproof or exhortation: "his father's Teutonic and pedestrian sermon on the safety of staying home" (Paul Theroux).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sermō, sermōn-, discourse; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

ser·mon′ic (-mŏn′ĭk), ser·mon′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

sermon

(ˈsɜːmən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. an address of religious instruction or exhortation, often based on a passage from the Bible, esp one delivered during a church service
b. a written version of such an address
2. a serious speech, esp one administering reproof
[C12: via Old French from Latin sermō discourse, probably from serere to join together]
sermonic, serˈmonical adj

ser•mon

(ˈsɜr mən)

n.
1. a discourse for the purpose of religious instruction or exhortation, usu. delivered by a cleric during religious services.
2. any serious speech, discourse, or exhortation, esp. on a moral issue; lecture.
3. a long, tedious speech.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Medieval Latin sermōn-, s. of sermō, Latin: speech, talk, dialogue]
ser•mon•ic (sərˈmɒn ɪk) ser•mon′i•cal, adj.
ser•mon′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sermon - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)sermon - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
baccalaureate - a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
kerugma, kerygma - preaching the gospel of Christ in the manner of the early church
evangelism - zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
homily, preachment - a sermon on a moral or religious topic
2.sermon - a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him"
talking to, lecture, speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"

sermon

noun homily, preaching, discourse, talk, address, speech, lesson, exhortation his first sermon as bishop
Translations
عِظَه، مَوْعِظَهمَوْعِظَة
kázání
prædiken
saarna
propovijed
igehirdetésprédikációszentbeszéd
predikun, stólræîa
説教
설교
sprediķis
kázeň
pridiga
predikan
การเทศนา การให้โอวาท
bài thuyết giáo

sermon

[ˈsɜːmən] Nsermón m
the Sermon on the Mountel Sermón de la Montaña
to give sb a sermon (fig) (pej) → sermonear a algn, echar un sermón a algn

sermon

[ˈsɜːrmən] nsermon m

sermon

n (Eccl) → Predigt f; (= homily)Moralpredigt f; (= scolding)Strafpredigt f; the Sermon on the Mountdie Bergpredigt

sermon

[ˈsɜːmən] n (in church) → sermone m (pej) (lecture) → predica

sermon

(ˈsəːmən) noun
a serious talk, especially one given in church based on or discussing a passage in the Bible. The text for this morning's sermon is taken from the fifth chapter of Exodus.

sermon

مَوْعِظَة kázání prædiken Predigt κήρυγμα sermón saarna sermon propovijed predica 説教 설교 preek preken kazanie sermão проповедь predikan การเทศนา การให้โอวาท vaaz bài thuyết giáo 布道
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Tom bent all his energies to the memorizing of five verses, and he chose part of the Sermon on the Mount, because he could find no verses that were shorter.
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The remedy was, to thrust them forward into the centre of the schoolroom, and oblige them to stand there till the sermon was finished.