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ro·sa·ry

 (rō′zə-rē)
n. pl. ro·sa·ries
1. Roman Catholic Church
a. A form of devotion to the Virgin Mary, chiefly consisting of three sets of five decades each of the Hail Mary, each decade preceded by the Lord's Prayer and ending with a doxology.
b. One of these sets of decades.
c. A string of beads of 5 or 15 decades on which these prayers are counted.
2. Similar beads used by other religious groups.

[Middle English, rose garden, from Medieval Latin rosārium, rose garden, rosary, from Latin, rose garden, from neuter of rosārius, of roses, from rosa, rose.]

rosary

(ˈrəʊzərɪ)
n, pl -saries
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church
a. a series of prayers counted on a string of beads, usually consisting of five or 15 decades of Aves, each decade beginning with a Paternoster and ending with a Gloria
b. a string of 55 or 165 beads used to count these prayers as they are recited
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in other religions) a similar string of beads used in praying
3. (Horticulture) a bed or garden of roses
4. an archaic word for garland1
[C14: from Latin rosārium rose garden, from rosārius of roses, from rosa rose1]

ro•sa•ry

(ˈroʊ zə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a series of prayers recited by Roman Catholics as a private devotion, usu. consisting of groups of ten aves preceded by a paternoster and followed by a Gloria Patri, each group being accompanied by meditation on a mystery in the lives of Jesus or Mary.
2. a string of beads used in counting these prayers during their recitation.
3. a similar string used in praying by other religious groups.
[1400–50; late Middle English rosarie rose garden < Medieval Latin rosārium rose garden, rosary, Latin, =ros(a) rose1 + -ārium -ary]

Rosary

 a bed of roses; a string of beads; a chaplet, garland or collection of poems or quotations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosary - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)rosary - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
beads, string of beads - several beads threaded together on a string
Translations
سُبْحَه، مَسبَحَه
růženec
rosenkrans
krunica
rózsafüzér
talnaband
rožančius
ruženec
tesbih

rosary

[ˈrəʊzərɪ] N (Rel) → rosario m
to say the/one's rosaryrezar el rosario

rosary

[ˈrəʊzəri] nchapelet m

rosary

n (Rel) → Rosenkranz m; to say the rosaryden Rosenkranz beten

rosary

[ˈrəʊzərɪ] n
a. (Rel) → rosario
to say or recite the rosary → dire or recitare il rosario
b. (rose garden) → roseto

rosary

(ˈrəuzəri) plural ˈrosaries noun
(a string of beads representing) a group of prayers, used by Roman Catholics.

ro·sa·ry

n. rosario, estructura que se asemeja a cuentas enlazadas.
References in classic literature ?
To me it is a rosary, and as such I should use it like a good catholic," said Esther, eyeing the handsome thing wistfully.
The nervous expressive fingers, flashing in and out of the light, might well have been mistaken for the fingers of the devotee going swiftly through decade after decade of his rosary.
He did not say a word all morning, but sat with his rosary in his hands, praying, now silently, now aloud.
If Brian de Bois-Guilbert gain the prize,'' said the Prior, `` I will gage my rosary that I name the Sovereign of Love and Beauty.
The King of Malabar had shown to a certain Venetian a rosary of three hundred and four pearls, one for every god that he worshipped.
I know already that what he chiefly did was to pray and commend himself to God; but what am I to do for a rosary, for I have not got one?
She saw, I suppose, the doubt in my face, for she put the rosary round my neck and said, "For your mother's sake," and went out of the room.
Peppino nodded, and taking a rosary from his pocket began to mutter a few prayers while the clerk disappeared through the same door by which Danglars and the attendant had gone out.
She arose at daybreak, in order to attend mass, and she worked without interruption until night; then, when dinner was over, the dishes cleared away and the door securely locked, she would bury the log under the ashes and fall asleep in front of the hearth with a rosary in her hand.
Clara was making a rosary of beads for a little figure of a Sister of Charity, who was to attend the Bunker Hill fair and lend her aid in erecting the Monument.
Such as the beads of a rosary told by business-like shipowners for the greater profit of the world they slip one by one into the open: while in the offing the inward-bound ships come up singly and in bunches from under the sea horizon closing the mouth of the river between Orfordness and North Foreland.
At his belt hung a long open-work iron pencase and a wooden rosary such as holy men wear.