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Meaning of "communion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMMUNION

From Latin commūniō general participation, from commūniscommon.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMUNION

communion  [kəˈmjuːnjən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMUNION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Communion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COMMUNION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Communion

Communion may refer to: ▪ Eucharist or the Lord's Supper, the Christian rite involving the eating of bread and drinking of wine, reenacting the Last Supper ▪ The Communion rite, that part of the Eucharistic rite in which the consecrated bread and wine are distributed to participants in the Roman Catholic Mass ▪ Communion, the Gregorian chant that accompanies this rite ▪ Closed communion is the practice of restricting the communion to members of a particular church or congregation ▪ Open communion is the practice of allowing members of other churches to share communion, followed by most Protestant Christian churches ▪ Communion, the relationship between Christians as individuals or churches ▪ Full communion, a term used when two distinct Christian churches or denominations say they are sharing the same communion ▪ The Communion of Saints, a doctrine of Christianity mentioned in the Apostles' Creed Communion may also refer to: ▪...

Definition of communion in the English dictionary

The first definition of communion in the dictionary is an exchange of thoughts, emotions, etc. Other definition of communion is possession or sharing in common; participation. Communion is also strong emotional or spiritual feelings.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMUNION


antiunion
ˌæntɪˈjuːnjən
banyan
ˈbænjən
canyon
ˈkænjən
companion
kəmˈpænjən
disunion
dɪsˈjuːnjən
dominion
dəˈmɪnjən
excommunion
ˌɛkskəˈmjuːnjən
intercommunion
ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnjən
interunion
ˌɪntəˈjuːnjən
Kenyan
ˈkɛnjən
minion
ˈmɪnjən
misunion
ˌmɪsˈjuːnjən
multiunion
ˌmʌltɪˈjuːnjən
nonunion
nɒnˈjuːnjən
onion
ˈʌnjən
opinion
əˈpɪnjən
pinion
ˈpɪnjən
prounion
prəʊˈjuːnjən
reunion
riːˈjuːnjən
union
ˈjuːnjən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMUNION

communications
communications network
communications satellite
communications zone
communicative
communicatively
communicativeness
communicator
communicatory
communings
communion of saints
Communion plate
communion rail
communion service
communion table
communion wine
communional
communionally
communisation
communise

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMUNION

Anglican Communion
art union
bunion
company union
craft union
credit union
customs union
Easter communion
European Union
grunion
Holy Communion
horizontal union
hypostatic union
industrial union
labor union
management union
rugby union
students´ union
trade union
trades union
vertical union

Synonyms and antonyms of communion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMMUNION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «communion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of communion

Translation of «communion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMUNION

Find out the translation of communion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of communion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «communion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恳谈
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comunión
570 millions of speakers

English

communion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भोज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُشارَكَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comunhão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলাপন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

communion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persekutuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zwiesprache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

共有
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성찬식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komuni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự đồng cảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒற்றுமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जिव्हाळ्याचा परिचय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cemaat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comunione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wspólnota
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

єдність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comuniune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεία κοινωνία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gemeenskap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nattvard
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sameie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of communion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMUNION»

The term «communion» is very widely used and occupies the 19.669 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMUNION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «communion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «communion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about communion

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMMUNION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word communion.
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Roland Allen
Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact.
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William Ames
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
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Gaston Bachelard
Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
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Julian Barnes
Reading is a majority skill but a minority art. Yet nothing can replace the exact, complicated, subtle communion between absent author and entranced, present reader.
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Greg Boyle
I always have a funny story at communion time that underscores that no one is perfect, and that communion is not for perfect people but for hungry people.
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Joyce Brothers
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
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George Carey
And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion - of becoming a global communion. So that's why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself.
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John Coltrane
All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
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Robert Crumb
I was raised Catholic and I went to church until I was 16. I went through a phase when I was 15 of being quite fanatically Catholic. I was going to church a lot, receiving communion, saying the Rosary, praying, all that stuff. But when I started scrutinizing it, it just fell apart so quickly.
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Carlton Cuse
When you're a storyteller, part of the process of storytelling is the kind of communion you form with the audience to whom you're telling your story. If some segment of the audience doesn't like that story, it doesn't feel good.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMUNION»

Discover the use of communion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to communion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Communion: A True Story
Believe it. Or don't believe it. But read it—for this gripping story will move you like no other. It will fascinate you, terrify you, and alter the way you experience your world.
Whitley Strieber, 2008
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A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and ...
"A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions.
Paul Waldau, Kimberley Christine Patton, 2006
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Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church
In the context of a complete theology, which includes extended consideration of the major theological topics – the Trinity, Christology, eschatology, ministry and sacrament, but above all the eucharist – John Zizioulas propounds a fresh ...
John D. Zizioulas, Jean Zizioulas, 2004
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At the Lord's Table: Communion Prayers for All Seasons
Following the advice of Alexander Campbell to steep prayers in scripture, author Douglas Skinner anchors this collection of nearly 200 prayers with biblical references.
Douglas B Skinner, 2006
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Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today
This is a book of wisdom and insight that explains how providential are the trials through which the Catholic Church is now passing.
Pope Benedict XVI, 1996
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Communion of the Sick
Communion of the Sick the special rite for communion calls in a hospital or institution. Each has its particular instrution and format, which appear immediately before the rite itself.
Liturgical Press, 1984
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Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality
This book is essential reading for all Christians who desire to enter more fully into the vision of our loving God for our world and to become men and women of peace.
Thomas E. Reynolds, 2008
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What Happens in Holy Communion?
This new book not only explores the meaning of holy communion but also marks a turning point on the way to common understanding.
Michael Welker, 2000
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Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope ...
This is a very important book for all Catholics, clergy, religious, and laity alike."--Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR "This is an extraordinary book.
Scott W. Hahn, 2009
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Communion
Exclusively available from Anansi Digital, Communion is one of the lost, great works by a Canadian literary titan. Originally published in 1971, Communion continues the story of Felix Oswald that began in Five Legs.
Graeme Gibson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMUNION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term communion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bolivian Restaurateurs Invent Quinoa Communion Wafers For Pope
The quinoa wafers cannot be used in communion like the unleavened wafers prepared by laymen. But they could raise the profile of the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Stolen Havre de Grace church's communion chalices recovered
The chalices, which were in memory of two members of the congregation and valued at $4,000, were reported missing last week. They were ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
3
Years & Years - 'Communion': British trio becomes dance floor 'King …
Years & Years' debut, "Communion," takes all the sexy electronic sounds U.S. pop-makers have been jacking from overseas and puts them ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
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Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope
The quinoa wafers cannot be used in communion like the unleavened wafers prepared by laymen. But they could raise the profile of the ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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Years & Years, Communion, review: 'master crowd-manipulators'
Seeing how the mopey pulsations of Sam Smith's electrosoul dominated 2014, it's little wonder that his former support act duly found ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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USA: Mind of the House of Bishops Statement: 'Communion Across …
We the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church wish to express our love and appreciation to our colleagues who identify as Communion ... «Anglicannews, Jul 15»
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FOLLOW KRYSTINA NELLIS FOLLOW YEARS & YEARS
So it turns out that 2015's great pop hope, Years & Years' Communion, is an exercise in patience. Patience in sticking with an album for ages, ... «Drowned In Sound, Jul 15»
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Years & Years - 'Communion'
An efficient but dull combination of pop-house and R&B, debut album 'Communion' recalls Clean Bandit with added melancholy, and ... «NME.com, Jul 15»
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Communion chalices stolen at Havre de Grace Methodist Church
Two sterling silver Communion chalices, valued at about $4,000, were reported stolen from Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, Havre de ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
10
Commonwealth Fellowship shares education skills, experience …
Commonwealth Fellowship shares education skills, experience across Anglican Communion. Posted on: July 2, 2015 9:28 AM. (left to right) Rachel Carnegie, ... «Anglicannews, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Communion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/communion>. Feb 2020 ».
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