1. [ noun ] (religion) the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
Synonyms: supplication

"the priest sank to his knees in prayer"

Related terms: worship blessing Agnus_Dei devotion pray
2. [ noun ] (religion) reverent petition to a deity
Synonyms: petition orison communion
Related terms: request invocation requiescat collect prayer_wheel grace intercession benediction deprecation commination pray
3. [ noun ] earnest or urgent request
Synonyms: appeal entreaty

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

Related terms: request demagoguery solicitation suit courtship adjuration supplication appeal
4. [ noun ] (religion,writing) a fixed text used in praying
Related terms: sacred_text Mass Kol_Nidre Ave_Maria Angelus Canticle_of_Simeon Evening_Prayer Litany Lord's_Prayer shema Agnus_Dei pray
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 28471
6. [ noun ] (religion) someone who prays to God
Synonyms: supplicant
Related terms: religionist beadsman pray
Similar spelling:   Pryor