hymn


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hymn

 (hĭm)
n.
1. A song of praise or thanksgiving to God or a deity.
2. A song of praise or joy; a paean.
v. hymned, hymn·ing, hymns
v.tr.
To praise, glorify, or worship in or as if in a hymn.
v.intr.
To sing hymns.

[Middle English imne, from Old French ymne, from Latin hymnus, song of praise, from Greek humnos.]

hymn

(hɪm)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Christian song of praise sung to God or a saint
2. (Music, other) a similar song praising other gods, a nation, etc
vb
to express (praises, thanks, etc) by singing hymns
[C13: from Latin hymnus, from Greek humnos]
hymnic adj
ˈhymnˌlike adj

hymn

(hɪm)

n., v. hymned, hymn•ing. n.
1. a song or ode in praise or honor of God, a deity, a nation, etc.
2. something resembling this, as a speech or essay in praise of someone or something.
v.t.
3. to praise or celebrate in a hymn.
4. to express in a hymn.
v.i.
5. to sing hymns.
[before 1000; Middle English ymne (< Old French), Old English ymn < Latin hymnus < Greek hýmnos song in praise of gods or heroes]

hymn


Past participle: hymned
Gerund: hymning

Imperative
hymn
hymn
Present
I hymn
you hymn
he/she/it hymns
we hymn
you hymn
they hymn
Preterite
I hymned
you hymned
he/she/it hymned
we hymned
you hymned
they hymned
Present Continuous
I am hymning
you are hymning
he/she/it is hymning
we are hymning
you are hymning
they are hymning
Present Perfect
I have hymned
you have hymned
he/she/it has hymned
we have hymned
you have hymned
they have hymned
Past Continuous
I was hymning
you were hymning
he/she/it was hymning
we were hymning
you were hymning
they were hymning
Past Perfect
I had hymned
you had hymned
he/she/it had hymned
we had hymned
you had hymned
they had hymned
Future
I will hymn
you will hymn
he/she/it will hymn
we will hymn
you will hymn
they will hymn
Future Perfect
I will have hymned
you will have hymned
he/she/it will have hymned
we will have hymned
you will have hymned
they will have hymned
Future Continuous
I will be hymning
you will be hymning
he/she/it will be hymning
we will be hymning
you will be hymning
they will be hymning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hymning
you have been hymning
he/she/it has been hymning
we have been hymning
you have been hymning
they have been hymning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hymning
you will have been hymning
he/she/it will have been hymning
we will have been hymning
you will have been hymning
they will have been hymning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hymning
you had been hymning
he/she/it had been hymning
we had been hymning
you had been hymning
they had been hymning
Conditional
I would hymn
you would hymn
he/she/it would hymn
we would hymn
you would hymn
they would hymn
Past Conditional
I would have hymned
you would have hymned
he/she/it would have hymned
we would have hymned
you would have hymned
they would have hymned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hymn - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)hymn - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
dithyramb - (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
religious song - religious music for singing
doxology - a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
choral, chorale - a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
canticle - a hymn derived from the Bible
hymeneal - a wedding hymn
pean, paean - (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
recessional - a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
Verb1.hymn - sing a hymn
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
2.hymn - praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"
exalt, extol, glorify, laud, proclaim - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

hymn

noun
1. religious song, song of praise, carol, chant, anthem, psalm, paean, canticle, doxology Readings were accompanied by an old Irish hymn.
2. song of praise, anthem, paean a hymn to freedom and rebellion
Translations
تَرْتيل، تَرْتيلَهتَرْنِيمَةٌ
chvalozpěvhymnuschorál
salme
hymnivirsi
himna
sálmur
賛美歌
찬송가
himnaslavas dziesma
himna
hymnpsalm
เพลงศาสนา
ilahiilâhî
bài thánh ca

hymn

[hɪm]
A. Nhimno m
B. CPD hymn book Nhimnario m

hymn

[ˈhɪm] n (sung in church)cantique m

hymn

nKirchenlied nt; hymn of praise (fig)Lobeshymne f
vt (old)besingen; (Eccl) → (lob)preisen

hymn

[hɪm] ninno (sacro)

hymn

(him) noun
a (usually religious) song of praise.

hymn

تَرْنِيمَةٌ chvalozpěv salme Hymne ύμνος cántico virsi hymne himna inno 賛美歌 찬송가 hymne salme hymn hino гимн psalm เพลงศาสนา ilahi bài thánh ca 赞美诗
References in classic literature ?
Thucydides quotes the Delian "Hymn to Apollo", and it is possible that the Homeric corpus of his day also contained other of the more important hymns.
As he opened his eyes and gave out the last hymn he looked at the handful of people, at the scattered pennies and dimes in the contribution box, and reflected that his mission was not only to gather funds for the building of his church, but to keep alive, in all these remote and lonely neighborhoods, that love for the cause which was its only hope in the years to come.
When the minister had finished his eulogy with prayer a hymn was sung and the pall-bearers took their places beside the bier.
She turned to Otto and whispered, `Can't you start a hymn, Fuchs?
At eve, within yon studious nook, I ope my brass-embossed book, Portray'd with many a holy deed Of martyrs crown'd with heavenly meed; Then, as my taper waxes dim, Chant, ere I sleep, my measured hymn.
hissed the saber against the whetstone, and suddenly Petya heard an harmonious orchestra playing some unknown, sweetly solemn hymn.
Captain Dove was up in the old wooden pulpit, gazing solemnly down upon his company, who, having stacked their arms in the porch, now sat in the bare pews singing a Sunday-school hymn with great vigour and relish.
I think we ought to sing a hymn, anyway," asseverated Sara Ray.
The clergyman even reads the hymn through--a relic of an ancient time when hymn-books are scarce and costly; but everybody has a hymn-book, now, and so the public reading is no longer necessary.
A wild, pathetic voice, chants a hymn common among the slaves:
These Marseillaises make Marseillaise hymns and Marseilles vests and Marseilles soap for all the world, but they never sing their hymns or wear their vests or wash with their soap themselves.
It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns.