Preaching
Preach Preach, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Preached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preaching}.] [OE. prechen, OF. preechier, F. pr[^e]cher, fr. L. praedicare to cry in public, to proclaim; prae before + dicare to make known, dicere to say; or perhaps from (assumed) LL. praedictare. See {Diction}, and cf. {Predicate}, {Predict}.] 1. To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon. [1913 Webster]

How shall they preach, except they be sent? --Rom. x. 15. [1913 Webster]

From that time Jesus began to preach. --Matt. iv. 17. [1913 Webster]

2. To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Preaching — Preach ing (pr[=e]ch [i^]ng), n. The act of delivering a religious discourse; the art of sermonizing; also, a sermon; a public religious discourse; serious, earnest advice. Milner. [1913 Webster] {Preaching cross}, a cross, sometimes surmounting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preaching — preaching; un·preaching; …   English syllables

  • preaching — index instruction (teaching), propaganda Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • PREACHING — In the Talmudic Period NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE SERMON The sermon, delivered in the synagogue or in the house of study, mainly on Sabbaths and festivals, is a very ancient institution. Nothing is known of its beginnings. It may have originated… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • preaching — preachingly, adv. /pree ching/, n. 1. the act or practice of a person who preaches. 2. the art of delivering sermons. 3. a sermon. 4. a public religious service with a sermon. adj. 5. of, pertaining to, or resembling preaching: a preaching tone… …   Universalium

  • preaching —    This word (from the Latin predicare, meaning to announce or to proclaim ) refers to a proclamation of, and a commentary on, the Christian message. Preaching, in the form of a sermon or homily, is customary after the reading of theGospel at the …   Glossary of theological terms

  • preaching — A fundamental method of communication in the NT (though it continues the ‘announcement of good tidings’ in the later OT prophets, Isa. 40:9). It was said both of John the Baptist (Mark 1:7) and Jesus (Luke 4:18) that they preached their messages …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • preaching — noun I ain t got no use for your preaching Syn: religious teaching, message, sermons; informal Bible thumping …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • preaching — noun 1. an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service) (Freq. 10) • Syn: ↑sermon, ↑discourse • Derivationally related forms: ↑preach, ↑sermonize (for: ↑serm …   Useful english dictionary

  • preaching — noun The act of delivering a sermon or similar moral instruction …   Wiktionary

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