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Eucharist definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EU'CHARIST, n. [Gr. a giving of thanks; well, favor.]
1. The sacrament of the Lord's supper; the solemn act or ceremony of commemorating the death of our Redeemer, in the use of bread and wine, as emblems of his flesh and blood, accompanied with approprite prayers and hymns.
2. The act of giving thanks.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine [syn: Holy Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's Supper]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English eukarist, from Anglo-French eukariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek, Eucharist, gratitude, from eucharistos grateful, from eu- + charizesthai to show favor, from charis favor, grace, gratitude; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice more at yearn Date: 14th century 1. communion 2a 2. Christian Science spiritual communion with God eucharistic adjective, often capitalized

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed. 2 the consecrated elements, esp. the bread (receive the Eucharist). Derivatives: Eucharistic adj. Eucharistical adj. Etymology: ME f. OF eucariste, ult. f. eccl.Gk eukharistia thanksgiving f. Gk eukharistos grateful (as EU-, kharizomai offer willingly)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Eucharist Eu"cha*rist, n. [L. eucharistia, Gr. e'ycharisti`a, lit., a giving of thanks; e'y^ + cha`ris favor, grace, thanks; akin to chai`rein to rejoice, and prob. to yearn: cf. F. eucharistie.] 1. The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving. [Obs.] Led through the vale of tears to the region of eucharist and hallelujahs. --South. 2. (Eccl.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion. -- See Sacrament.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

The Eucharist is the Christian religious ceremony in which Christ's last meal with his disciples is celebrated by eating bread and drinking wine. N-SING: usu the N

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

u'-ka-rist.

See LORD'S SUPPER.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Communion, sacrament, Lord's Supper, Christian sacrament.

Moby Thesaurus

Communion, Holy Communion, Host, Last Supper, Sacrament Sunday, altar bread, baptism, bread, bread and wine, confirmation, consecrated bread, consecrated elements, consubstantiation, elements, extreme unction, holy orders, impanation, intinction, loaf, matrimony, penance, real presence, seven sacraments, subpanation, the Eucharist, the Holy Sacrament, the Sacrament, transubstantiation, wafer



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