|1.||[ noun ] (religion) the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)|
"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|
"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|
|Related terms:||religionist beadsman pray|