prayer book

prayer book
a book containing prayers
Syn: ↑prayerbook
Hypernyms: ↑book
Hyponyms: ↑breviary, ↑missal, ↑Psalter, ↑Book of Psalms

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1. : a book containing prayers and often forms of worship and used in religious services or in private devotions
2. slang : a narrow piece of holystone used in the hand to scrub crevices in the deck of a ship

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1. a book containing formal prayers to be used in public or private religious devotions.
2. (usually caps.) See Book of Common Prayer.
3. Naut. a small holystone.

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prayer book noun
A book containing prayers or forms of devotion, esp the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England
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Main Entry:prayer

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prayer book UK US noun [countable] [singular prayer book plural prayer books]
a book that contains religious prayers
Thesaurus: religious objects, symbols and textshyponym

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prayer book «prair»,
a book of prayers: »

A well-known prayer book is the Book of Common Prayer used by the Church of England (Bernard Ramm).

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n. a book containing the forms of prayer regularly used in Christian worship, esp. the Book of Common Prayer

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noun, pl ⋯ books [count]
: a book that contains prayers and other writings used in church services

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ˈprayer book [prayer book prayer books] noun
a book that contains prayers, for use in religious services

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • PRAYER BOOK — Par abréviation, on appelle Prayer Book le livre liturgique propre à l’Église d’Angleterre et adopté, moyennant certaines adaptations, par d’autres Églises épiscopales. En réalité, ce livre s’intitule The Book of Common Prayer and Administration… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prayer book — Prayer Prayer (?; 277), n. [OE. preiere, OF. preiere, F. pri[ e]re, fr. L. precarius obtained by prayer, fr. precari to pray. See {Pray}, v. i.] 1. The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prayer book — prayer′ book [[t]prɛər[/t]] n. 1) a book containing formal prayers for religious devotions 2) rel (usu. caps.) Book of Common Prayer* • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • prayer book — n. 1. a book of formal religious prayers 2. [P B ] BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER …   English World dictionary

  • Prayer Book — Prayer Book, the another name for the Book of Common Prayer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prayer book — prayer books N COUNT A prayer book is a book which contains the prayers which are used in church or at home …   English dictionary

  • Prayer book — Prayer book, s. Common Prayer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • prayer book — n a book containing prayers that is used in some Christian church services …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prayer book — prayer ,book noun count a book that contains religious prayers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Prayer book — A prayer book is a book outlining the liturgy of religious services.In this sense, it may carry the following specific names in various religions: *Breviary, in Roman Catholicism *Agenda (liturgy), in Lutheranism *Common Worship, in Anglicanism… …   Wikipedia

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