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Sermon meaning

sermon - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
  2. 2. Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.
  3. 3. To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
  4. 4. To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
  5. 5. To tutor; to lecture.
  6. 6. Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; - often in a depreciatory sense.
  7. 7. Discourse on a text of Scripture.

sermon - examples of usage

  1. He remained through the earlier part of the service; but when the sermon began, he left. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. He came out of chapel before the sermon; they dined at noon, and started in good time to catch the train at Rodchurch Road. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. At first sight this distinction between before and after sermon looks both arbitrary and artificial, but when examined there is found to be a reason in it. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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