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Meaning & Definition of Prayer in English

English

Prayer

/prɛr/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • prayer
  • ,
  • supplication

2. Reverent petition to a deity

    synonym:
  • prayer
  • ,
  • petition
  • ,
  • orison

3. Earnest or urgent request

  • "An entreaty to stop the fighting"
  • "An appeal for help"
  • "An appeal to the public to keep calm"
    synonym:
  • entreaty
  • ,
  • prayer
  • ,
  • appeal

4. A fixed text used in praying

    synonym:
  • prayer

5. Someone who prays to god

    synonym:
  • prayer
  • ,
  • supplicant

Examples of using

The train from Krakow to Warsaw had to stop because of a young Moslim who had started to say a Mohammedan prayer.
Even your silence can be a part of prayer.