Sermon
Sermon Ser"mon, n. [OE. sermoun, sermun, F. sermon, fr. L. sermo, -onis, a speaking, discourse, probably fr. serer, sertum, to join, connect; hence, a connected speech. See {Series}.] 1. A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

This our life exempt from public haunts Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones and good in everything. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His preaching much, but more his practice, wrought, A living sermon of the truths he taught. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; -- often in a depreciatory sense. [1913 Webster]


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  • sermon — [ sɛrmɔ̃ ] n. m. • Xe; lat. sermo « conversation » 1 ♦ Discours prononcé en chaire par un prédicateur (en particulier, catholique). ⇒ homélie, prêche, 1. prédication. « Le sujet de son sermon était la charité » (Hugo). Les sermons de Bossuet. ♢… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sermon — SERMON. s. m. Predication, discours chrestien, qui se prononce en chaire dans une Eglise, pour instruire & pour exhorter le peuple. Beau sermon. sermon pathetique, instructif, édifiant. les sermons du Caresme, de l Advent, de l Octave du saint… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sermon — steht für die mittellateinische, englische und französische Bezeichnung des Begriffs Predigt, siehe Predigt Sermon ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Erick Sermon (* 1968), US amerikanischer Rapper und Produzent Johan Sermon (1982–2004),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sermon — Sm langatmiges Gerede per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (14. Jh.), spmhd. sermōn Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. sermo ( ōnis) Rede, Unterredung, Dialog , zu l. serere (sertum) reihen, anreihen, anknüpfen . Aus ursprünglich aneinandergereihte… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Sermon — Ser mon, v. i. [Cf. OF. sermoner, F. sermonner to lecture one.] To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon. [Obs.] Holinshed. [1913 Webster] What needeth it to sermon of it more? Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sermon — Ser mon, v. t. 1. To discourse to or of, as in a sermon. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To tutor; to lecture. [Poetic] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sermon — c.1200, from Anglo Fr. sermun, O.Fr. sermon, from L. sermonem (nom. sermo) discourse, speech, talk, originally a stringing together of words, related to serere to join (see SERIES (Cf. series)). Main sense in Eng. and Fr. is eliptical for L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sermón — sustantivo masculino 1. Discurso religioso o moral que pronun cia generalmente el sacerdote ante los fieles: Durante el sermón el sacerdote habló sobre el Evangelio. Sinónimo: homilía. 2. Uso/registro: coloquial. Pragmática: peyorativo. C …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • sermón — (Del lat. sermo, ōnis). 1. m. Discurso cristiano u oración evangélica que predica el sacerdote ante los fieles para la enseñanza de la buena doctrina. 2. Amonestación o reprensión insistente y larga. 3. p. us. Habla, lenguaje, idioma. 4. ant.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Sermon — (v. lat.), 1) Vortrag, Rede; bes. 2) Leichenrede (s.d. a); 3) eine langweilige, trockne Predigt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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